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Re: sftp on a Windows 2003 server

  Before I ran setup, I exited from all Cygwin docs, apps, etc. I deleted everything, files, folders, users, registry entries, anything I could think of. I rebooted the server.
  I ran setup and the only thing I enabled was openssh.
  This is the results I got when I logged onto hte bash shell for the first time:
Your group name is currently "mkgroup_l_d". This indicates that not
all domain users and groups are listed in the /etc/passwd and
/etc/group files.
See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run
mkpasswd -l -d > /etc/passwd
mkgroup  -l -d > /etc/group

This message is only displayed once (unless you recreate /etc/group)
and can be safely ignored.

je28004@S-EXSYSLOG01 ~
$ ssh-host-config
*** Info: Generating /etc/ssh_host_key
*** Info: Generating /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key
*** Info: Generating /etc/ssh_host_dsa_key
*** Info: Creating default /etc/ssh_config file
*** Info: Creating default /etc/sshd_config file
*** Info: Privilege separation is set to yes by default since OpenSSH 3.3.
*** Info: However, this requires a non-privileged account called 'sshd'.
*** Info: For more info on privilege separation read /usr/share/doc/openssh/READ
*** Query: Should privilege separation be used? (yes/no) yes
*** Warning: The file /etc/passwd is not readable by all.
*** Warning: Please run 'chmod +r /etc/passwd'.
*** Warning: The file /etc/group is not readable by all.
*** Warning: Please run 'chmod +r /etc/group'.
*** ERROR: Problem with LocalSystem or Adminstrator IDs

je28004@S-EXSYSLOG01 ~

  Um, is it because the ntsec environment variable is already set?

  Thanks for taking the time, I know I am eating up most of your day and I really appreciate it.
Dave M

----- Original Message ----
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 3:56:57 PM
Subject: Re: sftp on a Windows 2003 server

On 09/23/2009 05:44 PM, Dave M wrote:
> Larry,
> OK, I checked my web mail and I don't see that option.

Yeah, that's a common oversight for web email clients...

> I am not sure
> which e-mail addresses are a problem. One looks like an invalid address
> (yours) and the other is the list address.

In general, any headers from the previous email don't need to be included and
are generally discouraged.  That eliminates allot.  Some email clients, like
Thunderbird, which I use, adds an intro (see above) with a reference to your
previous posting.  Some of them will add email addresses here too.  That's
usually the one that slips through the most.  As a note, removing the address
(i.e. is all that's required.  The name or id is fine to leave.

You're correct that my email address is not pointing to me.  It's there to
prod anyone replying to reply to the list.  So, fortunately, I won't be seeing
more spam as a result.  The list's address is valid, as you know, though.
So it's good manners to remove this as well as any individual's.

> Either way, I'll delete them
> manually from now on. It wasn't my intention to make anyone's life
> harder. I am new to this list, so I am not sure what I should or
> shouldn't be doing. I really am sorry, I originally thought that maybe
> there was an e-mail address in your sig. I double-checked THAt before
> replying.

Actually, we draw the line there.  If there's an email address in the sig,
then we assume that the poster doesn't care that the address may be
harvested.  In that case, it's also not too important to pull the same address
out of other spots in the reply. ;-)

> I feel like an idiot. I always thought I wasn't, but here I am...

It happens.  Don't worry about it.  If it makes you feel better, you're not
the first one to not recognize this.

> I have completely removed cygwin again and rebooted this server. I
> am just about to re-install, any suggestions on packages that I need
> besides openssh?

If 'openssh' is what you want, that's all you need to install (plus whatever
installs by default).

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


A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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