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Re: Can't get sshd to work

On 11/4/2011 08:58, gabier wrote:
> 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 ?
> 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 ?

Privilege separation has been around for years now, so there's no risk
with using it, really.  Unless you know better, you should take all the
defaults provided by ssh-host-config.  You can always run it again later
to change something.


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