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Re: SSHD /var/empty must be owned by root

On Apr 24 09:10, Gyurmo wrote:
> Hello,
> I have:
> [code]
> $ /usr/sbin/sshd.exe -D
> /var/empty must be owned by root and not group or world-writable.

Why don't you run sshd as a service?  That's what the ssh-host-config
script is for.  The above call from the command line does not allow to
login with another account than the one sshd has been started under.

Usually sshd tests if /var/empty is owned by uid 0.  On Cygwin, where
there's usually no user with uid 0, the code has been modified to test
if /var/empty is owned by the user running sshd.  So, if you start sshd
on the command line, you have to chown /var/empty to the current user
account.  Same goes for the ssh-related files under /etc.  The error
message is the vanilla upstream error message.  It hasn't been changed
for Cygwin to keep the Cygwin-related upstream patchset small.


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