sshd error "seteuid: No such device or address"

David Dombrowsky
Wed Mar 13 00:18:00 GMT 2019

On 3/12/19 5:30 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Was that the correct solution?  Is that expected?  This windows box is
>> on a domain, so that might have something to do with it.
> Just switch the account sshd is running under from "cyg_server" to
> SYSTEM (or "LocalSystem") and you should be able to logon without the
> passwd -R method again.
> This is a side effect of changing how Cygwin switches the user
> context by default.  See

If I'm reading this correctly, using the SYSTEM account will deny access
to user-level shares.  Using the cyg_server account (or another service
account) will allow access, but requires a password stored in the

For me, this is acceptable risk since this is a single user machine and
the administrators of the domain already know my domain password :)

David Dombrowsky, Software Engineer | 518-374-3204

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