Problem with ssh-keygen.exe.

Chris Abbey
Fri Dec 1 20:45:00 GMT 2000

hey mo,
   check your field in /etc/passwd for proper alignment, on my box
it's taking the sixth field verbatim and tacking on /.ssh/indentity

~$ grep cabbey /etc/passwd

so just running ssh-keygen produces the files in /.ssh/

maybe you've got an extra : or something that's confusing it?

speaking of confusing, can anyone explain this neat trick of .ssh:

~ $ cd /
/ $ ls -lad .ssh
ls: .ssh: No such file or directory
/ $ cd .ssh
/.ssh $ ls
identity  known_hosts
/.ssh $ cd /cygdrive/d/cygwin/
/cygdrive/d/cygwin $ ls -lad .ssh
drwxr-xr-x   2 cabbey   None            0 Dec  1 22:29 .ssh
/cygdrive/d/cygwin $ cd /
/ $ ls -lad .ssh
ls: .ssh: No such file or directory
/ $ mount | grep cygwin
D:\cygwin\bin       /usr/bin            system       binmode
D:\cygwin\lib       /usr/lib            system       binmode
D:\cygwin           /                   system       binmode
/ $

bizare, according to explorer D:\cygwin\.ssh\ is a normal directory,
with no attributed.

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