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Re: passwd - user unknown / no telnet access
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: passwd - user unknown / no telnet access
- From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 10:20:33 +0200
- References: <3ADD573C.7156.566CB8A@localhost>
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!!!
> 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 http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html for more
Did you actually read /usr/doc/Cygwin/inetutils-1.3.2.README?
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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