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Re: "/bin/bash: permission denied" on WinXP 2003 x64 solved (privilege problem)

I wiped my sshd install based upon Corinna's instructions and re-ran
ssh-host-config.  Short answer:  it worked, and I didn't experience the
privilege problems with the sshd_server user.

For the sake of completeness, I'll include a slightly longer answer.

Here's the exact operating system I'm running:

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition
Version 2003
Service Pack 2

Here are the steps I took:

Stopped and removed the cygwin sshd service

	cygrunsrv -E sshd
	cygrunsrv -R sshd
Deleted the sshd_server user (I'm not using privilege separation, so
there was no sshd user to remove)

Removed the various sshd support files and directories:

	~ 505 $ rm /home/kasper/.ssh/known_hosts
	~ 506 $ rm -rf /var/empty
	~ 507 $ rm -rf /etc/ssh*

Ran ssh-host-config, answered all questions as I had previously (most
importantly, answering "yes" to "Should this script create a new local
account 'sshd_server' which has the required privileges?")

Ran "ssh localhost", which connected correctly, but oddly enough blocked
while it was parsing my .bash_profile.  I killed the session, exited
from all Cygwin shells, and stopped and restarted sshd.  After this,
"ssh localhost" worked (and works) like a charm.

Checked the rights assigned to sshd_server; they all appear to be there:

~ 501 $ editrights -u sshd_server -l
~ 502 $

I'm not sure why it worked, but it does.  I performed at least one
update of Cygwin recently, so it's possible I have a newer version of

Thanks again for the pointers and suggestions, folks.  Getting this
working will make my life much easier.


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