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Re: ssh and user env vars from control panel
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:15:54 -0500
- Subject: Re: ssh and user env vars from control panel
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- Reply-to: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
On 3/2/2011 2:44 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 3/1/2011 10:14 PM, Rafael Kitover wrote:
>> I generally set most of my environment variables in the System control
>> panel for my user, instead of in my .bashrc/.zshrc
>> I noticed that when I log in to Cygwin via ssh, these environment
>> variables are not available.
>> Would this be considered a misfeature?
> No, it's considered a security feature. The environment for OpenSSH is
> stripped to the basics so as to not let lots of information about the
> system slip through to the client. If there's stuff you want in your
> session that you're not getting now, a small script that you can run after
> login is the prescribed solution.
Or change /etc/sshd_config on the server and enable
and then you can add a file on the server:
that contains the envvars you want to sshd to set for incoming
connections authenticated as you, and the desired values.
Note that 'man sshd_config' warns about this option, as it can be exploited.
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