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Re: passwd - user unknown / no telnet access

On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 08:58:36AM +0200, Andreas Schlager wrote:
> Hi list,
> I've searched almost tons of help material and howtos about my problem, but I 
> cant't find a solution.
> I've installed CYGWIN on a NT 4.0 SP6a (german version). I was running the 
> 'mkpasswd -d' and the 'mkgroup -d' command. I've run the 'iu-config' command to 
> setup up inetd.conf. I've copied /etc/services from windows.

Who is telling that? You don't need to copy /etc/services!!!

> BUT:
> When I run the passwd-command ('passwd' or 'passwd userxx'), there comes the 
> 'unknown user userxx' message.

passwd uses the Windows NT SAM and changes the password of your
NT user account. Cygwin doesn't maintain a different password
for user accounts when running NT/W2K.

> I think, this is the problem because I've no telnet access (I get a login-
> prompt, but i cannot login with a correct user/password).

How do you run inetd? As a service hopefully.

> Maybe I have to set the CYGWIN ENV-Variable?? But: Where to set? (in Windows or 
> in a CYGWIN-shell? Which value?)

It depends on your needs. Personally I'm using the following

	CYGWIN=binmode tty ntsec nosmbntsec

Read for more

Did you actually read /usr/doc/Cygwin/inetutils-1.3.2.README?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                      
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