DS_FORCE_REDISCOVERY lookup slows ssh logon

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Jun 8 18:47:00 GMT 2013

On Jun  8 01:33, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> On 6/7/2013 11:55 PM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> > (By the way: how on earth does logon eventually succeed if group enumeration
> > fails? I'm using the stored-password authentication method, and when sshd
> > eventually connects, my user (according to whoami.exe /priv) is a member of the
> > groups I expect.)
> Ah, I found http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-06/msg00828.html. sshd is just
> getting a truncated group list from initgroups while checking ~/.ssh
> permissions, which still happens to work fine in my case, the logon delay aside.
> Changing openssh to call setgroups only after calling seteuid might help (so
> we'd retrieve the group list in the context of our new user), but because
> get_groups calls deimpersonate before talking to the server, that wouldn't
> actually work.
> What about something like this?

Hmm.  I'm not so sure.  I think it's a bit of a hack to depend on the
availability of the LSA private key entry for this part of the code.

Actually, the problem you have is based on the fact that you're using a
machine-local cyg_server account to run sshd.  In domain environments
it's prudent to create such an account in AD and add a matching group
policy to make sure that account has the required rights on the machines
which are supposed to run sshd.  I created a short FAQ entry once,

What probably *does* make sense is not to call get_logon_server twice
if the first call returned with ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED.  That requires 
only a bit of minor code rearranging.  I'll prepare something today
or tomorrow.


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