New windows from cygwin in ssh

Chris Taylor
Tue Sep 26 10:25:00 GMT 2006

Pavel Ivanoff wrote:
> Can anybody help me with this problem? There is some guess that this
> happens due to some Local Security Policy on Windows XP (I know that in
> last versions of cygwin sshd requires several settings in Local Security
> Policy to work correctly). But I can't understand what policy prohibits
> to make desktop windows over ssh...
> Thanks in advance.
> Pavel Ivanov

How are you authenticating with ssh? Password (keyboard-interactive) or 

If you are authenticating via keypair, it isn't really running as you, 
iirc. The SYSTEM user doesn't normally create desktop windows, so it's 
possible that this process isn't allowed to as a result..


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