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Re: cannot start sshd on cygwin- win xp

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:

> 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 did..
> > > 
> > > 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 it.
> 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.

yes, i was not asking for support regarding information from another
site. I replied with solutions or you may say a workaround, to the
problem . So that they are in the archives for another newbie.

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