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Re: Updated: OpenSSH-4.4p1-1

On Oct 13 11:20, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Oct 11 16:20, Wells, Roger K. wrote:
> >>When I installed this my previous installation broke and now the sshd
> >>server stops immediately when it is started.  Any hints will be
> >>appreciated.
> >>thanks
> >
> >Maybe that's it:
> This is bad.  Suppose I am a cygwin user on a machine to which I do not 
> have Administrator privileges.  Until now, I could run a personal sshd 
> on a unique port, and connect back to my windows box.  Now I can't -- 
> because, as a non-Admin, I can't create the sshd user.  (and this use 
> case is not a hypothetical; I do this on the job often)

You can create a fake sshd account in /etc/passwd, using your own account.
Other than that, I agree.  It's not exactly a nice change.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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