[1.5] Problem with OpenSSH on Windows Home Server (Win2003)

Thorsten Kampe thorsten@thorstenkampe.de
Tue May 19 11:33:00 GMT 2009

* Patrick Aikens (Tue, 19 May 2009 07:08:00 -0400)
> Patrick Aikens wrote:
> > Patrick Aikens wrote:
> >> I've installed cygwin 1.5 on my WHS box as Administrator. I've
> >> opened a cygwin terminal and executed the mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
> >> and mkgroup -l > /etc/group commands, executed ssh-host-setup and
> >> used privilege separation, and everything seems to have executed
> >> OK. I can ssh to that machine as Administrator just fine using
> >> password auth. However, I can't ssh in as any other user on that
> >> machine using password authentication - I get told that the
> >> password is incorrect, which I know it isn't. I can use key-based
> >> auth to login as any user, so I do have a workaround, but I'm
> >> curious as to why no user but Administrator can use password auth
> >> to log in? I've logged in via remote desktop as the user I wish to
> >> SSH as and ran ssh-user-config as that user (that's how I got the
> >> key-based login working). I haven't done that as Administrator,
> >> though, and it still lets me log in just fine there.
> >>
> >> Sorry if this is a bit rambling, but I've been working on this
> >> problem for a while and it's getting late where I am...
> >> cygcheck.out is attached.
> > 
> > So, is this expected behavior then? Is it only possible to log in as
> > the user that installed the server using password authentication?
> Is 1.5 not supported anymore? I only see 1.7 questions getting
> answered, and nobody even tells me to get lost in 4 days... I
> apologize if I've violated some sort of mailing list rule with my ssh
> question, I thought I had fulfilled all the requirements of asking a
> question (including the cygcheck output), but it was late.

I don't think cygcheck will help in this case. Run ssh with -v's and 
sshd with -d's. Check the application eventlog and /var/log/...


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