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Re: cannot start sshd on cygwin- win xp wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote: wrote:
a selection of all the error message I am getting. Messing around
trying to start it.   it doesn`t show up on netstat -an.  I did
install and uninstall a  windows port of openssh, I don`T know if
that messed things up. But  nothing i easily do about that if it

Let's start here: <>

Other than that, my WAG is that you need to reboot.

prob a win xp problem, would be solved with a win xp repair. my mistake i was only trying to start it with things like net start sshd.

Best tihng to do is just to run it. /usr/sbin/sshd
That works. I don`t need to install it as a service. Installing it as
a service and starting it, that was where the problem was.
Some article on the net on the LRP site, about running sshd, only
mentioned the "net start sshd" or "cygrunsrv -S sshd" method to start

The recommended way to run 'sshd' is as a service.  If you run it directly,
it will run as the user that you start it as and you won't be able to log
in through 'ssh' as other users.  This rather severely limits 'sshd'.  As
for the 'LRP' site you mentioned, if you used that site's information as a
guide for installing and/or setting up ssh, then any problems you have with
subsequent operation should be directed back to that site.  We support only
the tools (ssh-host-config, ssh-user-config) and documentation (/usr/share/
doc/Cygwin/openssh.README) that Cygwin provides.

-- Larry Hall RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office 216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX Holliston, MA 01746


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