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[1.7] Do the new security enhancements allow ssh under your own $USERNAME
- From: aputerguy <nabble at kosowsky dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 14:43:14 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: [1.7] Do the new security enhancements allow ssh under your own $USERNAME
I read the materials in "What's New" and the section "Windows Security in
Cygwin" with interest since it describes new authentication potentials.
However, I did not understand the material well enough to know whether 1.7
will allow users to ssh under their own $USERNAME or whether you will always
get USERNAME=SYSTEM (assuming that you started sshd normally with
I use 'ssh' to log on to remote computers to initialize backups by setting
up shadow mounts. However, since vshadow won't run as user SYSTEM, I have to
go through crazy hoops using 'at' to launch the process at the next minute
in the future so that I can get vshadow to run.
This ssh/security limitation is odd coming from a *nix environment where ssh
gives you all the power you want or need...
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