sshd: fork of unprivileged child failed

René Berber
Sun Jun 4 21:44:00 GMT 2006

Robin Walker wrote:

> I have a system with Cygwin sshd installed that refuses to accept
> connections.  sshd is running and listening on port 22.
> In the Windows Application Log there are, for each failed connection
> attempt, entries of the form:
> sshd: PID xxxx: fatal: fork of unprivileged child failed.

What is you configuration in respect to privilege separation?

And a few more details could be useful, version of Windows, any special ssh
configuration? was sshd and users installed following the provided documentation?

René Berber

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