Silently configure sshd fails via system account

Andrey Repin
Thu Mar 20 00:04:00 GMT 2014

Greetings, PolarStorm!

>> I attached a new incarnation of the ssh-host-config script to this
>> mail.
>> ...
>> - The "UsePrivilegeSeparation" setting in /etc/sshd_config now takes into
>>   account that the default setting is "sandbox", which doesn't make
>>   sense on Cygwin.
>> ...
>> I also tweaked the script slightly to support the new passwd/group code
>> I'm working on, but that's not yet finished.

> Great! Did you also have a chance to look at the "sshd" user's pas-wor-d 
> expiration that isn't set properly in the
> script? (~ line 2932).

> BTW. How come and why does this account/user even have a pas-wor-d? 
> (And what is it? I certainly didn't set it...)

Account must have a password in order to be eligible for certain API calls,
but the password itself isn't quite relevant to the question.

Andrey Repin ( 20.03.2014, <02:11>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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