cron doesn't run (was: Re: login and ssh: can't authenticate)

Ryan T. Sammartino
Tue Dec 11 09:47:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 09:24:07AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > How do I fix this "can't switch user context" error?
> Dunno.  Try the various hints on this mailing list.  Is CYGWIN=ntsec?
> Is your /etc/group ok?

Yup, I read the discussion on this list back in July 
(this thread:
that looked promising for me, but none of the advice there helped 

A Lou Rayman at was having a
similar problem on 31 Oct, as well as a Sergey Melnykov at,
but I didn't see any replies to their messages.

CYGWIN is "ntsec tty"

My /etc/group looks OK... I made it with mkgroup -l > /etc/group
SYSTEM is user and group 18, users are in a group called "Users".

I'm using the absolutely bleeding edge of every Cygwin package as of

Any other hints greatly appreciated.

Ryan T. Sammartino (
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		-- Rita Mae Brown, "Six of One"

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