AllowUsers Help

Matthew Woehlke
Tue May 22 05:22:00 GMT 2007

mark2 wrote:
> I just signed up for this forum

This is not a forum. It's a mailing list.

> since it looks like there's quite a bit of
> useful information on Cygwin here. I have already consulted the Cygwin
> manual and searched this forum
> (
> but I haven't been able to find the answer to my question. 

Did you try:

> In the directory cygwin/etc/defaults/etc,

"cygwin/etc"? Where is that? Did you mean /etc?

> I added the AllowUsers setting
> with Notepad in the ssh_config file but nothing happened.

Don't do that. Using Notepad to edit Cygwin config files is likely to 
break things unless you are using text-mode mounts (which themselves can 
break things). You are better off using Cygwin tools, e.g. 'vi'.

> In the cygwin/etc directory, I added the AllowUsers setting.

I guess you mean 'in the file /etc/sshd_config'?

> Since I'm somewhat new to Cygwin, I'm not sure what info is
> relevant to include as I ask for help. I'm running Cygwin on a Windows XP
> Home Edition computer. Any help would be great. Thanks!

Start here:

When in doubt, duct tape!

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