network auth problems with public-key SSH login

Shankar Unni
Thu May 3 23:45:00 GMT 2007

Another one of those problems...

When I log in using SSH public-key authentication onto a Windows 2003 
box, it sets up my LOGNAME correctly, but the USER is set to "sshd_server".

When I access a network share that requires domain logon credentials, 
the username it sees is "sshd_server", and it refuses access..

For cygcheck, and the past history of this issue, see and

In particular, I wonder if the USER problem is related to the fact that 
the sshd server couldn't contact the PDC when logging me in..  There is 
a local BDC, but apparently it doesn't want to talk to that..

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