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HELP: sshd/multi-user how-to
- From: richard dje <djensam at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 15:55:34 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: HELP: sshd/multi-user how-to
I'm trying to setup a cvs server on cygwin over ssh.
I have cygwin v18.104.22.168 installed on a win2k box.
I also installed the latest version of openSSH, and all related packages.
I also learned that one need to create a windows account for each user
willing to connect to the server.
In order to do some testing i just created 2 accounts on the windows
machine,say USER1 and USER2.
To enable connections through ssh one need to correctly setup 'sshd'. For that
USER1 ran 'ssh-host-config', since /etc/ssh_host_* files must be
read/write-able by only one account. Normally that user should have been
'root'. Browsing the web, i saw that it was not that simple
on cygwin (Please correct me if i am wrong).
should not be group and world-accessible.
I then launched the following two commands
$ mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
$ mkgroup -l > /etc/group
Their content looks OK.
I then gathered USER1 and USER2 ssh2-rsa publickeys and put them in
their respective $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys2 (on the server machine).
The windows machine was then booted on USER1 account in order to be able
to start 'sshd' by means of '/etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd start'
Connecting remotely to USER1 account by the following command worked just fine
$ ssh -v USER1@server_ip_address
But trying to do the same for USER2 by using
$ ssh -v USER2@ser_ip_address
just failed, since i am asked to provide a password.
The above command output showed me that the ssh2-rsa publickey auth just
- Is the above configuration feasible ?
assuming USER1 is a poweruser,
USER2, USER3, ..., USERN are simple user.
- Does cygwin/cvs works fine in server mode using 'ext' protocol (ssh) ?
- Security-wise is (cygwin/cvs server / ssh) a good choice ?
Thank You In Advance for your feedback and or help. :-)
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