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Re: "/bin/bash: permission denied" on WinXP 2003 x64 solved (privilege problem)
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> I was seeing errors in the system event log, but unfortunately I'm not
>> very experienced with Windows security, so I wasn't understanding what I
>> was seeing.
> When you set up a server it makes a lot of sense trying to understand
> Windows security. Besides of books, I would suggest to have a look
> into the MSDN library. For instance, a description of the privileges
> is given here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530716.aspx
Thanks for the pointer. I'm much more familiar with Linux/UNIX security
than I am with Windows security, so the more I can learn the better.
>> As it turns out, all my problems were caused by the fact that the
>> sshd_server user being created by the ssh-host-config script was not
>> being given all the required privileges.
> This is weird. The ssh-host-config script usually makes sure that
> the sshd_server user got all required privileges. See the script
> at line 517ff.
I'm not at work right now, and unfortunately I can't access the gmane
news server from work, but I'll check out the script. I agree it's
weird; perhaps it's due to either the 64-bitness of the OS, or the fact
that the OS is (as far as I know) based on the server version of Windows
>> I'm not sure why, but I found
>> an online description of the rights required by sshd_server and used the
>> "editrights" utility to grant them.
> You really wouldn't have needed an online description. The script
> contains all of them ;)
Yep, I should have looked at the script, but I was trying to find
possible fixes using Google searches and happened across a website that
listed them, so I used that.
If I get the chance, I'll delete the sshd_server user from that system
and re-run the ssh-host-config script to see what privileges it assigns
>> In case the information helps anyone else, here is a list of the
>> privileges that the sshd_server user appears to need:
>> To determine which privileges sshd_server has on your system, use this
>> editrights -u sshd_server -l
>> And here are the commands necessary to grant the above privileges to
> As I said, see /bin/ssh-host-config, lines 517ff. The Deny-"rights" are
> obviously not necessary. They are just used to secure the account
> against malusage.
That makes sense. Thanks again for taking the time to read and respond.
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