Win 7 sshd help

Corinna Vinschen
Sat Nov 20 09:09:00 GMT 2010

On Nov 19 21:11, Bryan wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 15:17, Kirby Bakken wrote:
> > Help.
> >
> > I recently installed cygwin w/sshd packages on my Win7 pro PC.  I've gotten
> > ssh to work both with localhost, and with the LAN IP address.
> >
> > However, trying to ssh from 'outside' my router doesn't work.  I CAN ssh to
> > my linux box.  Then I change the port-forward in the router to my Win7 box,
> > and I got 'permission denied' after the password prompt.  After much
> > fiddling, the /etc/host.allow/deny files have somewhere along the line
> > disappeared.  Now, I get a timeout...
> >
> > Questions:
> >
> > 1) are the host.allow and deny files required?
> hosts.allow and hosts.deny only work if you compiled using tcp_wrappers

Well, openssh is built against tcp_wrappers so the hosts.allow and
hosts.deny files are evaluated if they exist.  However, if they
don't exist, it doesn't matter.

> Disable your windows 7 firewall, or make it so that it passes port 22.
>  If you are remote, make sure your ISP isn't blocking port 22 inbound
> to your router.  I had an ISP that blocked a lot of ports below 1024.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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