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Re: Can't get sshd to work

Ken Brown-6 wrote:
> On 11/4/2011 8:17 AM, gabier wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> First post here, I am a Cygwin newbie. I try to implement ssh
>> connectivity
>> between my Windows 7 desktop and a FreeBSD/FreeNAS server.
>> Openssh shell commands seem to work, but sshd is not running and thus
>> network commands issued from the server abort because of connection
>> refused.
>> The sshd windows service is automatically started at windows startup, but
>> it
>> is not running. If I start the service by Windows command, it starts and
>> stops immediately (Windows saying).
>> If I start it at the command line with ssh I tried 2 ways
>> $ /usr/sbin/sshd.exe
>> /etc/sshd_config: No such file or directory
>> $cygrunsrv  --start sshd
>> cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: OpenService:  Win32 error 5:
>> AccÃs refusÃ.
>> I searched this forum but I am lost in the variety of parameters and
>> reasons
>> of not working, as well as different versions.
>> In fact I downloaded the cygwin setup, and installed the default
>> packages,
>> and afterwards I installed the openssh package (5.9).
>> What is to be done in order to debug this problem ? Is sshd simply
>> lacking a
>> sshd_config file ? Then how to build it ?
> Did you run /usr/bin/ssh-host-config ?
> Ken
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No, I had not. I did not know I had to. 
Well, I ran it, but it asks me if I want privileged separation or not. I
searched a little on internet to know what this is. It seems a good
architecture, but I am feared that being rather new it introduces new
problems. Does it work well now  and is there a manual or how to in this
context ? If I choose NO, is it dangerous but more simple ?

:) Gabier
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