openssh 5.1p1-3 / ssh-host-config dependency and permission issues

Karl Herrick
Thu Oct 9 12:30:00 GMT 2008

>> 3. Is it safe to make the necessary permission changes to the various files 
>> and directores (/etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /var) that openssh is 
>> requesting changes to in order to "force" it to work?
> I don't understand.  Change them and it will run.
So that I am being clear, what I am saying is that in order to run 
"ssh-host-config" without it returning errors, the latest installs of 
OpenSSH on Cygwin require the following extra steps:

"chmod +r /etc/passwd"
"chmod +r /etc/group"
"chmod o+x /var"

Should I consider this a fix for the errors or a workaround? If it is a 
workaround, does anyone know if there is work being done to make a 
permanent fix?


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