[Fwd: [firstname.lastname@example.org: ssh-host-config CYGWIN quoting]]
Thu Dec 9 17:50:00 GMT 2004
[Still catching up on old mail]
> ----- Forwarded message from Reini Urban -----
> From: Reini Urban
> To: cygwin
> Subject: ssh-host-config CYGWIN quoting
> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 02:37:04 +0200
> Hi Corinna,
> CYGWIN should be quoted when passed to cygrunsrv,
> otherwise one will not be able to use CYGWIN="server codepage:oem" as
> sshd env. See the patch (but remove --interactive).
Hmm, I don't quite see where the current solution fails to do the right
$ cygrunsrv -I TESTsshd -p /usr/sbin/sshd -a -D -e "CYGWIN=tty binmode codepage:oem"
$ net start TESTsshd
The TESTsshd service is starting.
The TESTsshd service was started successfully.
$ ssh localhost
Last login: Thu Dec 9 18:35:30 2004 from [...]
$ echo $CYGWIN
tty binmode codepage:oem
> And then I have this service --interactive question:
> My favorite term is putty which allows compared to cmd.exe or rxvt.exe
> better mouse selection of an over-long commandline. Also some more
> goodies like signals, and visual bell.
> So I usually ssh to localhost, instead of open my cmd-bash.
> Therefore I had to add --interactive to sshd otherwise no GUI programs
> like insight or setup will appear if started from my putty terms.
> Is it technically possible for sshd to detect if run as service and
> forbid external connections somehow to use the desktop?
> Only allow local connections --interactive?
> Something like a new /etc/sshd_config setting:
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That would be a generic change to OpenSSH and /etc/sshd_config. I doubt
you'd get this approved by the upstream maintainers. I see your point,
but that's nothing which belongs into OpenSSH.
Suggestion: Start two sshds, one on port 22 and non-interactive for
external connections, one on port 2222 and interactive for local
connections. This solves the problem w/o changing OpenSSH sources.
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