This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: sshd not doing key based authentication
On 4/10/2012 10:02 AM, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
* Rurik Christiansen (Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:23:04 +1000)
On 6/04/2012 08:44, Andrey Repin wrote:
Greetings, Rurik Christiansen!
I don't understand what you mean by this.
and my understanding is that I can't run the sshd frontend without
screwing the permissions.
From an earlier mail on this list:
"Ugh! This suggests that you have not read OpenSSH readme in
/usr/share/doc/Cygwin. You can't do this without screwing up all
the permissions on various directories and files that SSH checks
the permissions of."
Nonsense. sshd doesn't change or "screw up" any permissions. I've been
running sshd as user or sshd via xinetd run as user for the last seven
years on my workstation and never had no problem. Of course I can only
login as myself but that's expected.
And that's exactly the point of the referenced thread. If you know how
to do what you've done and what the limitations are, then you can make
things work within these limitations. For those that don't know all these
little details and limitations and just want to get sshd running in a
general, non-restrictive way, using the provided configure scripts is the
way to go and the Cygwin readme for OpenSSH is the right place to look for
details about these scripts and how to run them. And more importantly,
unless you use these resources, it's assumed you know what you're doing
and that you don't need this list's help if you run into problems. Just
to button up this thread for whoever may be reading it in the future,
if the previous statement doesn't describe you, don't try to initially
hand configure your OpenSSH installation and don't run sshd from the
command line unless you know what you are doing.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple