sshd: fatal: seteuid XXX : No such device or address

Andrey Repin
Thu Mar 14 14:50:00 GMT 2019

Greetings, David Dombrowsky!

> On 3/14/19 10:11 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
>> Please remove /etc/passwd and /etc/group files. They are no longer necessary,
>> unless you have some very special needs, and even then, they only needed for
>> that one or two accounts you need special treatment for.

> Wait what?  What about all the standard unix programs that use those
> files to determine UID and all that?

No program should use these files to determine UID and all that.
If any of them does, it is either 30+ years old or not a standard program and
whoever wrote it should be beaten to death.

> Since when can we blow away
> /etc/passwd and /etc/group on a cygwin install?

Since about 3 to 5 years.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Thursday, March 14, 2019 17:47:17

Sorry for my terrible english...

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