[SOLVED] Re: zone alarm service depency problem with sshd

H. S. hs.samix@gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 06:28:00 GMT 2005

H. S. wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to have sshd running on my Windows XP box. I have Zone Alarm 
> installed, ver. 6.0.667.
> I configured sshd with:
> $> ssh-host-config
> and started as a service:
> $> cygrunsrv -S sshd
> which promptly made Zone Alarm to ask if sshd should be allowed internet 
> access. I allowed it's client as well as server access. And it worked 
> from my other LAN PCs.
> But then I noticed that after I rebooted the Windows XP box, I could no 
> longer ssh to it from another computer even though the sshd service was 
> running. Zone Alarm was blocking it. I had restart sshd service to make 
> Zone Alarm ware to allow access to/from it.
> A little google search resulted in making Zone Alarm service a 
> dependency of sshd. So:
> 1. I removed sshd service using "cygrunsrv -R sshd"
> 2. I installed it again by making Zone Alarm service as it's dependency:
> $> cygrunsrv -I sshd -p /usr/sbin/sshd -f "Cygwin SSH Demon" -y 
> zlclient.exe

The problem was that ... er ... zlclient is not a service at all, or so 
it seems to me (since "tasklist /svc" in a command prompt listed it, it 
first looked as service to me).

So I stopped the service:
$ cygrunsrv -E sshd

then removed it
$ cygrunsrv -R sshd

and then this command solved the problem (there was another problem of 
CYGWIN env. too but I didn't know about it earlier):
$ cygrunsrv -I sshd -p /usr/sbin/sshd -f "Cygwin SSH Demon"  -a'-D' -e 
'CYGWIN=binmode ntsec tty' -y tcpip -y vsmon

After giving this command, I restarted the service
$ cygrunsrv -S sshd

and rebooted. I was then able to log in to the XP box just after booting 
(without loggin as any user).


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