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Re: HELP: sshd/multi-user how-to
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: richard dje <djensam at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 11:17:56 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: HELP: sshd/multi-user how-to
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, 10 May 2003, richard dje wrote:
> I'm trying to setup a cvs server on cygwin over ssh.
> I have cygwin v220.127.116.11 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. :-)
FYI, on Cygwin, root = SYSTEM (uid 18). That is also the account all
services (including sshd) usually run under. Read
<http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html> for details.
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