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Re: How do I run sshd as a particular user?

Alfred von Campe wrote:
I've read about the restrictions on accessing shares while logged into a Windows system with the Cygwin ssh daemon. We are interested in this to do remote builds, and it would be nice to access network shares. We only really need one user to be able to log in, so I thought I'd change the CYGWIN sshd service to run as that user. However, when I changed the service and tried to start it, I got the following error message: "The VYGWIN sshd servcice on Local COmputer started and then stopped." Any ideas what's going on?

I tried to revert to having the service started by the .\sshd user, but I can't get that to work no either! I think it's because I am using the wrong password. How can I change or reset the password on that account?

How did you make this change? If you removed and reinstalled the service with 'cygrunsrv' like the sshd configuration script does, then use the '-W, --passwd <password>' flag. Otherwise, specify the password in Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services->Cygwin sshd Logon properties page.

FWIW, the sshd_server user that the sshd configuration script will make
for you if you're on W2K3 or later has no password by default.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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Holliston, MA 01746


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