sshd: public key working, but can't get passwords working

Daniel Griscom
Sun Jul 29 13:58:00 GMT 2007

I have openssh version 4.6p1-1 installed under WinXP SP2 with all 
updates. I've successfully used ssh-host-config to set up sshd 
(privilege separation on, local user sshd created, sshd run as 
service, "CYGWIN=ntsec tty"; sshd started with "net start sshd"; all 
done under the administrative account "developer"). I then updated 
the password and group files using "mkpasswd --local > /etc/passwd" 
and "mkgroup --local > /etc/group". Windows Firewall has port 22 open 
for sshd.

Problem: I can't ssh in as developer using a password. I've 
successfully copied over a public key into .ssh/authorized_keys2, and 
I can login just fine from my expected machines, but I really need to 
be able to login from unexpected machines (which won't have their 
public keys in authorized_keys2).

Any suggestions?


Daniel T. Griscom   
Suitable Systems    
1 Centre Street, Suite 204    (781) 665-0053
Wakefield, MA  01880-2400

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