problems with a new account, sshd, mkpasswd, and login
Thu Mar 4 23:05:00 GMT 2004
On WinNT-based systems (NT/2k/XP), the normal Windows passwords are used
for authentication (i.e., Cygwin passes the userid and password to
Windows). On Win9x/ME the password can actually be "crypt"ed into the
password field of the user in /etc/passwd.
Are you running the Windows version of ssh? Try using the Windows user
manager to change the password and then log in via ssh.
As for the passwd question -- I don't know, it just says that. Looking at
the sources, the whole string is hard-coded in there, so... Maybe it's a
joke on Corinna's part to see if anybody noticed anything strange?.. ;-)
I don't think these limits are actually enforced.
On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Daniel Danger Bentley wrote:
> At the moment, the more infuriating problem is the inability to login over
> ssh. So I guess my question is: where does ssh check the passwd?
> /etc/passwd doesn't seem to contain the information, and I was under the
> impression that the windows and the cygwin passwords were not synchronized.
> While I'm on it: why does passwd say 5 letters minimum, 8 letters maximum
> for a password?
> ----- Original Message -----
> To: "Daniel Danger Bentley" <dbentley<at>stanford<dot>edu>
> Cc: <cygwin<at>cygwin<dot>com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 12:15 PM
> Subject: Re: problems with a new account, sshd, mkpasswd, and login
> > On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Daniel Danger Bentley wrote:
> > > I attempted to create a new account on my machine. I added the user
> > > in XP. Then I did mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd. I started and stopped
> > > sshd using net. Also, I may have inadvertantly used passwd on both
> > > the old and new account to change the passwd. I have since mkpasswd
> > > -l'ed and passwd'ed each account to the password I want. But when I
> > > ssh in, I can login to neither account. Any ideas?
> > Daniel,
> > Do the accounts have valid SIDs? Do they belong to groups that have valid
> > SIDs in your /etc/group file? Is the default shell for each user
> > executable by that user? Is a user's home directory accessible by that
> > user? What does adding a '-vvv' flag to ssh show?
> > > Also, when I just use login to log into the new account, I get
> > > permission denied on /bin/bash. Any ideas there?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Dan
> > Does <http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html#NTSEC-SETUID> make things
> > clearer?
> > Igor
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