Problems with ssh when I log into my PC using my corporate domain while working from home
Fri Apr 24 13:43:13 GMT 2020
On 4/23/2020 11:57 AM, Norton Allen wrote:
> I also have had to deal with this problem. You should certainly read
> After much experimenting and consultation with Corinna, we decided the
> best solution for me was:
> * Create /etc/passwd and /etc/group files
> o For /etc/passwd, I included just my account, and I actually
> editted it further to use my preferred username (rather than my
> domain username) and my correct home directory
> * Edit /etc/nsswitch.conf with:
> o passwd: files
> o group: files
> This is not the generally recommended configuration, but in the
> situation where you cannot reach the domain server, it may be the best
> alternative. You may or may not need to back these changes out when you
> are back at work. I have not had a problem at work, but we are only
> loosely connected to the domain, so YMMV.
This solved the issue for me. After doing what was suggested, above, I killed all the
Cygwin processes (actually, I rebooted the machine) and now when I try to perform
commands like ssh and git (which need to access files in my .ssh directory) they
are able to find the files and therefore are working again.
I realize that when I am able to once again work from my office, I may need to undo
these changes, but I'm quite happy that at least for now, it's working again.
Thanks to all who helped with this!
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