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Re: Private key file permissions w/Cygwin OpenSSH on Vista
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: sbeavan <sbeavan at feever-tech dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:16:49 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Private key file permissions w/Cygwin OpenSSH on Vista
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On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, sbeavan wrote:
> Not sure if you are having the exact same issue I had, but I couldn't chmod
> the files in cygwin either. Then I realized my home directory was on a
> windows share. I was able to cp the files to my local drive and chmod them,
> but the changes disappeared when moving the files back to the home
> directory. To change my home directory to a local path I ran the following
> mkpasswd -l -c -p /home
> this made my home directory in the local /home
> once this was done I mv all files from the old network share to the local
> and chmoded them appropriately and was able to use my ssh with rsa keys
What you wanted was smbntsec (see
> Brian Dessent wrote:
> > Siva wrote:
> >> Re: binary distro of OpenSSH 3.8.1p1
> > If this is a reply to a previous message then please send it as an
> > actual reply, don't start a new thread. Otherwise, you break threading
> > in the archives and for anyone using a threaded email client.
> >> I've been unable to use Cygwin's OpenSSH on Vista w/public key
> >> authentication because ssh.exe always states the file permissions on the
> >> private key file--"id_rsa"--are too open.
> >> I've used the chmod.exe utility to change the permissions on the id_rsa
> >> file to 600, but ssh.exe still pops up with the same error message.
> >> I've also used Windows' cacls.exe command to alter the ACLs for the file
> >> to be ONLY read-accesible to the current user, and the same thing
> >> happens.
> >> This behavior DOES NOT occur on XP and 2000 when I try it, i. e.
> >> chmod.exe WORKS on these OSs to change id_rsa's permissions so that
> >> ssh.exe is happy (i. e. to 0600).
> >> Is there a specific bona-fide way to set the id_rsa file's permission to
> >> always be acceptable to Cygwin SSH on Vista, in addition to the other
> >> Windows OSs?
> > I can't reproduce this. I just tried using a stock Cygwin 1.5.24 and
> > OpenSSH 4.6p1-1 under Vista and it worked fine. The default permissions
> > set on the private keyfile by ssh-keygen worked without any fiddling.
> > $ ls -l .ssh/id*
> > -rw------- 1 brian None 1675 Jun 29 19:20 .ssh/id_rsa
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 brian None 393 Jun 29 19:20 .ssh/id_rsa.pub
> > So, I think you're going to need to give us a lot more information about
> > your config, starting with the cygcheck output as requested at
> > <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>. It would also be good to know why
> > you're trying to use this very old version of OpenSSH, which might mean
> > that your version of Cygwin is ancient too.
> > Brian
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