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Re: "/bin/bash: permission denied" on WinXP 2003 x64 solved (privilege problem)
I wiped my sshd install based upon Corinna's instructions and re-ran
ssh-host-config. Short answer: it worked, and I didn't experience the
privilege problems with the sshd_server user.
For the sake of completeness, I'll include a slightly longer answer.
Here's the exact operating system I'm running:
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition
Service Pack 2
Here are the steps I took:
Stopped and removed the cygwin sshd service
cygrunsrv -E sshd
cygrunsrv -R sshd
Deleted the sshd_server user (I'm not using privilege separation, so
there was no sshd user to remove)
Removed the various sshd support files and directories:
~ 505 $ rm /home/kasper/.ssh/known_hosts
~ 506 $ rm -rf /var/empty
~ 507 $ rm -rf /etc/ssh*
Ran ssh-host-config, answered all questions as I had previously (most
importantly, answering "yes" to "Should this script create a new local
account 'sshd_server' which has the required privileges?")
Ran "ssh localhost", which connected correctly, but oddly enough blocked
while it was parsing my .bash_profile. I killed the session, exited
from all Cygwin shells, and stopped and restarted sshd. After this,
"ssh localhost" worked (and works) like a charm.
Checked the rights assigned to sshd_server; they all appear to be there:
~ 501 $ editrights -u sshd_server -l
~ 502 $
I'm not sure why it worked, but it does. I performed at least one
update of Cygwin recently, so it's possible I have a newer version of
Thanks again for the pointers and suggestions, folks. Getting this
working will make my life much easier.
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