Re: sshd for windows giving always invalid passwd

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (
Date: 01/18/03

From: "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 22:00:03 GMT

"Sebastian Wain" <> wrote in message
> Hello, I installed the cygwin distribution on a Windows NT
> Workstations and Windows 2000 Advanced Server to use mainly the sshd
> server.
> After configuring it and running sshd (as daemon, not as service) I
> couldn't login, if I read the /etc/passwd I only noted blank passwords
> or "unused_by_nt/2000/xp".
> I tried to change the password with the passwd command without any
> result.
> A few questions:
> - Someone knows about this problem and how to solve it?
> - Where sshd looks for the passwords?

Create an SSH key, in ~username/.ssh/authorized_keys, make sure your sshd is
running, and make sure that your sshd_config is set up to allow remote
access. Rely on SSH keys, not local system passwords.