sshd permits logon using disabled user?

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jan 29 11:57:00 GMT 2019

On Jan 28 14:49, Bill Stewart wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 1:14 PM Bill Stewart <> wrote:
> > Thank you. I wanted to point out that I have not had a chance to test
> > using a non-domain computer yet. I will try that scenario as well.
> Hi Corinna,
> I unjoined a Windows 7 machine from the domain and tested as follows:
> 1. Ran setup and installed cygwin
> 2. Ran sshd-host-config and answered "no" to install as service
> 3. Installed service using this command line:
> cygrunsrv -I cygsshd -d "Cygwin SSH Service" -p "/usr/sbin/sshd" -a
> "-D" -y "tcpip"
> 4. Renamed cygwin1.dll to a backup name and replaced with copy from
> latest snapshot
> When I try to start the service, I get error 1067 ("the process
> terminated unexpectedly"). Event log states:
> cygsshd: PID nnnn: starting service `cygsshd' failed: fork: 11,
> Resource temporarily available
> If I start bash elevated and run this:
> /usr/sbin/sshd -d
> It starts and listens on port 22 and I can connect.
> Thoughts?

I can reproduce this on W7, while it works fine on W10.  Unfortunately I
haven't much time today and tomorrow but I'll try to get around to it
Thursday or Friday.

In the meantime, can you try the snapshots which one started to
introduce this issue?

Thanks and sorry for the hassle,

Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
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