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

On Apr 13 03:27, Robert McKay wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Corinna Vinschen
> <> wrote:

> > On Apr 12 01:11, Robert McKay wrote:
> >  > In order to run sshd as an unprivileged user I had to use a nasty
> >  > hexedit hack on the sshd.exe file to replace the seteuid() call (which
> >  > fails / returns -1 without admin privileges and causes sshd to exit)
> >  > with a call to isalpha() which has (almost) the same function
> >  > prototype, but always returns 0 unless your userid 'is an alphanumeric
> >  > charater' :)
> >
> >  Aaaaargh!
> >
> >  I don't know what you're doing wrong but this is *totally* unnecessary.
> >  You can run sshd as unprivileged user without having to change the
> >  sshd code.  You can do this while another sshd is running on
> >  port 22 under a privileged account.  What the user has to do is to create
> >  her own sshd_config file and own host keys.  If no other sshd is running
> >  on the machine, just chown the host key files in /etc and switch off
> >  privilege separation in /etc/sshd_config.
> Interesting.. are you sure your account doesn't have the allow replace
> process token privilege?

Yes.  The account was created as standard user account for the purpose of
testing Cygwin with non-privileged user accounts.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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