bug in csih?

Len Giambrone Leonard.Giambrone@intersystems.com
Sat Feb 21 00:50:00 GMT 2015

Running the latest version:

$ cygcheck -c cygwin openssh csih
Cygwin Package Information
Package              Version        Status
csih                 0.9.8-5        OK
cygwin               1.7.34-6       OK
openssh              6.7p1-2        OK

When I run

    ssh-host-config -y -w XXXXX

I get this:

*** Query: Create new privileged user account 'WX64LG\cyg_server' 
(Cygwin name: 'cyg_server')? (yes/no) yes
*** Info: User 'cyg_server' has been created with password 'XXXXX'.
*** Info: If you change the password, please remember also to change the
*** Info: password for the installed services which use (or will soon use)
*** Info: the 'cyg_server' account.

*** Warning: Expected privileged user 'cyg_server' does not exist.
*** Warning: Defaulting to 'SYSTEM'

Even though it successfully creates the account, it refuses to use it.  
I believe this is because of the following code in 

     if csih_privileged_account_exists "$csih_PRIVILEGED_USERNAME" 1>&2
       # it already existed before this script was launched
       echo "$csih_PRIVILEGED_USERNAME"
     elif /usr/bin/getent passwd "${csih_PRIVILEGED_USERNAME}" 
 >/dev/null 2>&1
       # we probably just created it
       echo "$csih_PRIVILEGED_USERNAME"
       # a failure somewhere
       csih_warning "Expected privileged user 
'${csih_PRIVILEGED_USERNAME}' does not exist." 1>&2
       csih_warning "Defaulting to 'SYSTEM'" 1>&2
       echo "SYSTEM"

I am on a machine in a domain.  /usr/bin/getent passwd cyg_server 
returns nothing:
$ getent passwd cyg_server

Even though it exists:

$ net user cyg_server
User name                    cyg_server
Full Name                    Privileged server
Comment                      <cygwin home="/var/empty" shell="/bin/false"/>
User's comment
Country code                 000 (System Default)
Account active               Yes
Account expires              Never

Password last set            2/20/2015 6:18:39 PM
Password expires             Never
Password changeable          2/20/2015 6:18:39 PM
Password required            Yes
User may change password     Yes

Workstations allowed         All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory               C:\cygwin\var\empty
Last logon                   Never

Logon hours allowed          All

Local Group Memberships      *Administrators       *Users
Global Group memberships     *None
The command completed successfully.

Running it through strace, I see it's looking for DOMAIN\cyg_server, and 
not the local account.


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