SSH and Cygwin 1.1.6

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Dec 8 06:24:00 GMT 2000

On Friday 08 December 2000 15:06, Erdely, Michael wrote:
> I'm trying that now.  But it's my understanding that if you run sshd
> as someone other than "system", you can't use password
> authentication.  Is that incorrect?
> To get around that, I'm trying to set up an "sshd2" that uses RSA
> Authentication so that I can run sshd -d from a prompt.

What do you mean by that??? Just start sshd on the command line
and that's it!

> Or is my thought process wrong here?

I fear, yes. Did you read /usr/doc/Cygwin/openssh-2.3.0p1.README?
Did you have a look into the ssh man pages?

To be allowed to change the user context isn't bound to `system'
but to the user rights which are attached to users/groups in the
NT user manager resp. W2K's Security Policy MMC-Snap in.

On the other hand, starting sshd under your own account and then
using RSA/DSA authentication is way more comfortable ;-)


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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