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RE: sshd: fatal: seteuid XXX : No such device or address
- From: <renaud dot rolles at giraudbtp dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:26:52 +0100
- Subject: RE: sshd: fatal: seteuid XXX : No such device or address
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <20190314121034.GG3785@calimero.vinschen.de>
> On Mar 14 12:39, email@example.com wrote:
> > I can login via password, it work and lets me in.
> > But if i tried with my keys, I get in the event viewer :
> > sshd: PID 3777: fatal: seteuid 1049076: No such device or address
> - Make sure to login with the Administrator account case-sensitive.
> If your account is called "Administrator", then use an uppercase
> 'A' when logging in.
> This case-sensitivity issue is a temporary workaround for a
> potential security problem in OpenSSH. This will be rectified
> with OpenSSH 8.0 which allows to login case-insentive again.
With Uppercase i do have a login prompt, but (with the good password), I cant login (remotly or localy).
I also have Information event :
sshd: PID 3788: Login name Administrator does not match stored username administrator
sshd: PID 3788: Invalid user Administrator from 10.0.0.8 port 60876
then three :
sshd: PID 3788: Failed password for invalid user Administrator from 10.0.0.8 port 60876 ssh2
> - If that doesn't help, switch the user running the sshd service from
> "cyg_server" to SYSTEM (the services GUI calls it "LocalSystem")
This worked, like a charm, thank you 😊
> Cygwin switched the logon method and this method doesn't run
> under the "cyg_server" account sometimes. However, switching
> back to "LocalSystem" instead of having to create a special
> "cyg_server" service account is one of the advantages of the
> new logon method. For details, see
I didn't fully understand it all to be honest, but, is there another drawback to have the localsystem running the deamon instead of the cyg_server user, other than having the administrator possibly knowing the password ?
I only use (and by only, again, thank you for that, saved me lot of time), to make rsync over ssh on windows hosts.
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