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Re: [1.5] Problem with OpenSSH on Windows Home Server (Win2003)
- From: Patrick Aikens <paikens at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 21:56:33 -0400
- Subject: Re: [1.5] Problem with OpenSSH on Windows Home Server (Win2003)
- References: <4A0CEE5B.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Patrick Aikens wrote:
> I've installed cygwin 1.5 on my WHS box as Administrator. I've opened a
> cygwin terminal and executed the mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd and mkgroup
> -l > /etc/group commands, executed ssh-host-setup and used privilege
> separation, and everything seems to have executed OK. I can ssh to that
> machine as Administrator just fine using password auth. However, I
> can't ssh in as any other user on that machine using password
> authentication - I get told that the password is incorrect, which I know
> it isn't. I can use key-based auth to login as any user, so I do have a
> workaround, but I'm curious as to why no user but Administrator can use
> password auth to log in? I've logged in via remote desktop as the user
> I wish to SSH as and ran ssh-user-config as that user (that's how I got
> the key-based login working). I haven't done that as Administrator,
> though, and it still lets me log in just fine there.
> Sorry if this is a bit rambling, but I've been working on this problem
> for a while and it's getting late where I am... cygcheck.out is attached.
So, is this expected behavior then? Is it only possible to log in as
the user that installed the server using password authentication?
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