Silently configure sshd fails via system account

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Mar 18 00:22:00 GMT 2014

On 3/17/2014 7:28 PM, Lord Laraby wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Henry S. Thompson  wrote:
>> I should have said I did exactly _no_ group/permission by-hand
>> fiddling to get the setup I sent.  All happened auto-magically as a
>> result of basic install.  Looking at my download area, I see I
>> installed cygwin, cygrunsrv and openssh all as part of my initial
>> install.  I can't immediately detect any sign of what initialisations
>> ran in what order -- /etc/sshd_config was built about an hour after
>> the downloads. . .
>> ht
> I should have said, I've had those tools installed with my original
> install of cygwin, but I just never activated them until today. As far
> as creating a group "root", I have never seen cygwin do that
> automagically. New thing?

No.  That's a message from the OpenSSH source that really isn't right
for Cygwin.  When you see 'root', think the user the 'sshd' server
runs under (i.e. 'cyg-server' if the default is used) for Cygwin.



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

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