Missing environment variables when ssh'ing into Windows machine
Fri Jan 3 15:45:00 GMT 2020
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote at about 01:59:19 -0500 on Friday, January 3, 2020:
> The Windows variables $USERNAME, $USERPROFILE and $USERDOMAIN are set properly
> when opening a cygwin bash shell on a Windows 10 machine.
> However when I *ssh* into that same machine (under the same user name),
> the variables are unset in the bash shell.
> More generally, it seems that none of my Windows User variables are
> set under a remote ssh bash shell while they are all inherited properly
> when opening a cygwin bash shell directly on the machine.
> I have not had that problem in the past on my other (older) Windows
> The only differences that come to mind are:
> 1. The other machine is Win7 and not Win10
> 2. On this (Win10) machine I installed cygwin as a non-admin while the
> Win7 machine was installed with admin privileges
> 3. Because of #2, I start ssh on the Win 10 machine by running
> /usr/sbin/sshd manually as a user, while on Win 7, I am able to
> start sshd as a service, running as SYSTEM
> 4. This (Win10) machine doesn't have an /etc/passwd file whereas the
> Win7 machine does.
> I am assuming that #3 may be the source of the problem...
> Still seems strange that these seemingly very basic Windows variables
> are not available under ssh.
> Any way to fix this?
Said another way, assuming that the issue is my non-admin Cygwin
install and my attendant need to run 'sshd' manually rather than as
service, what can I do to best 'fake' running 'sshd' as a service that
will allow it to load the environment variables automatically.
For 'cleanliness' and 'consistency' purposes, I would like to do that
as a wrapper around the call to 'sshd' rather than by tampering with
/etc/sshd_config and /etc/sshd_config or by manually recreating and exporting the
Windows variables in .bashrc or .bash_profile. In other words, I want
to keep my standard installation configuration as clean and unchanged
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