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sshd under Cygwin
- From: "pedal2metal" <pedal2metal at sbcglobal dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 01:36:40 -0600
- Subject: sshd under Cygwin
Ok, I installed all of Cygwin & then attempted to get sshd running. I
did this about 1.5 years ago
& it didn't seem too hard so I thought I try again. Anyhow, this time, I've
grown a bit & use the RSA keys
of SSH Protocol 2 as my standard method so I wanted to do that this time.
Well I ran ssh-host-config & everything looked good but only password
After lots of mistakes, false starts, I figured out my /home/<UserName>
directory rights were wrong &
ran ssh-user-config to fix them which removed write priveleges for
group/world. Still no RSA keys allowed.
Anyhow, now I'm afraid I've made a total mess of things. I read the
which is how I got this email address.
I ended up trying to "reset" things. I deleted my .ssh directory. I
removed the "sshd" service via regedit.
I removed the "sshd" user also via Control Panel. I then ran
ssh-user-config, regenerated my RSA SSH Protocol 2 keys, then
ran ssh-host-config & said yes to everything & I have CYGWIN='ntsec tty'.
Still no luck. I can only connect by using my password. I'm using the "ssh
127.0.0.1" test as my reference.
I'm guessing this whole process is a "do-once" &
once you screw it up, it can't be undone short of a complete Cygwin
re-install and/or Windows re-install, although
honestly, I have no clue. I've done Google, read tons of emails, threads,
read the /usr/share/doc area, etc... still
no fundamental clue on the deterministic process to get RSA2 keys working
reliably with sshd under Cygwin.
I'm running Windows 2000 Pro SP4 & using a February 25,2004 archive of the
redhat mirror for the Cygwin install.
I am operational since I can use my password but I'm completely baffled by
why the RSA2 keys don't work since
I use them on my other systems which I use SSH for.
thanks & best regards,
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