sshd fails to start: logon failure

Ryan Johnson
Thu Feb 14 20:43:00 GMT 2013

Hi all,

I tried to ssh to my cygwin box today and was unable to connect. It 
seems the sshd service can no longer run, for reasons that mystify me:
> # net start sshd
> System error 1069 has occurred.
> The service did not start due to a logon failure.

I wasn't aware of having changed anything; would it be advisable to just 
reinstall sshd from setup.exe and/or sshd_host_config, or is there some 
simple troubleshooting I might do?

In case it helps, the sshd user in /etc/passwd is:
> sshd:unused:1003:513:sshd 
> privsep,U-ryan-cms-utsc\sshd,S-1-5-21-2165564742-446954615-706276285-1003:/var/empty:/bin/bash


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