HEADSUP: SSHD service rename

Steven Hartland killing@multiplay.co.uk
Mon Jan 28 09:03:00 GMT 2019

On 28/01/2019 09:00, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Since Microsoft decided to name their own sshd service "sshd", too, we
> don't have much choice than to rename our service after 16+ years.
> https://github.com/PowerShell/Win32-OpenSSH/issues/1331
> My patch has been accepted upstream so starting with OpenSSH 8.0, newly
> installed Cygwin sshd services will be called "cygsshd" by default,
> unless Microsoft renames their service yet :}
> Of course, systems with already installed Cygwin sshd service will keep
> the service name, even after an update to OpenSSH 8.0.
> As some people (including myself) already experienced, an update of your
> W10 system to 1809 may break your sshd service.  The OS update
> apparently overwrites an existing sshd service with its own sshd service
> without asking.  You can just remove the Windows sshd with
>    $ cygrunsrv -R sshd
> and reinstall Cygwin sshd, or you reinstall Cygwin sshd under another name:
>    $ ssh-host-config -n cygsshd   (pre OpenSSH 8.0)
>    $ ssh-host-config              (OpenSSH 8.0 or later)
> Sorry for the hassle,
> Corinna
Thanks for the heads up its a real pain MS did that, caused me issues a 
few times.

Also watch out for broken firewall rules after this change.


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