login: no shell: /bin/bash: Permission denied

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Wed Sep 14 03:37:00 GMT 2011

On 9/13/2011 2:38 PM, Larson, Donald (Don) wrote:
> Folks,
> I have searched this and I see it has come up several times and I really
> don't want to frustrate anyone, but I have read the messages and was not
> able to see what the actual answer was.
> I understand "su" does not work – answer use ssh. SSHD cannot start
> because user sshd cannot login. I run login sshd type in the password and
> then I get the message.

The shell set for user 'sshd' in '/etc/passwd' is '/bin/false' which means
that user can't be used as a regular user to login with.

> Any help is appreciated.

If your problem is that the 'sshd' service will not start, then you're
better off putting in a problem report.

> Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html



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