ssh - Could not create directory 'c/.ssh'.

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Thu May 12 00:57:00 GMT 2011


On 5/11/2011 5:04 PM, Tim Allen wrote:
> Hi Larry
>
> On 11/05/11 15:45, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> On 5/11/2011 6:44 AM, Tim Allen wrote:
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I have happily used Cygwin ssh from "DOS" command prompt for many
>>> years but
>>> on upgrading to V1.7 get this error message. Further info:
>>>
>>> OS: Vista
>>>
>>> /etc/passwd line:
>>> tda:unused_by_nt/2000/xp:1000:513:U-laptop1\tda,S-1-5-21-2414507100-3802266639-3593817948-1000:/home/tda:/bin/bash
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The interesting thing is that if I open up a second command prompt and
>>> run an
>>> arbitrary cygwin command (like "less filename"). ssh successfully finds
>>> /home/tda/.ssh (but only for so long as that second command is running).
>>>
>>> I suspect this is something to do with the changes to mounts, but so
>>> far I've
>>> been unable to find a fix.
>>
>> I think we need more information about what you're actually doing and what
>> your configuration is. Please review the problem reporting guidelines found
>> here:
>>
>>> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
>>
>
> OK. Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1. Open command prompt, type:
> c:\ ssh fleet
> Could not create directory 'c/.ssh'.
> The authenticity of host 'fleet (192.168.1.30)' can't be established.
> RSA key fingerprint is 17:33:a7:32:cd:e1:04:ed:d7:3b:dc:11:c6:da:3c:42.
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
>
> 2. Open second command prompt, type:
> c:\ less main.c
>
> 3. Leave less running, return to first prompt and repeat login attempt:
> c:\ ssh fleet
> Linux fleet 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 8 21:36:00 UTC 2011 i686
> (login OK)
>
>
> cygcheck.out is output of cygcheck -s -v -r with less NOT running.
> cygcheck1.out is output of cygcheck -s -v -r with less running.
>
> The difference below looks relevant:
>
> cygcheck.out:
> Output from c:\cygwin\bin\id.exe
> UID: 0(tda) GID: 0(root)
> 0(root) 545(Users)

Indeed.  Some thoughts:

   1. Check that you're using Cygwin's ssh.
   2. Try unsetting "HOME" before running ssh.
   3. Try running from a DOS prompt that is run as administrator.
   4. Try a different directory.

-- 
Larry

_____________________________________________________________________

A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple



More information about the Cygwin mailing list