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Re: Quick password question...

On Thu, 5 Sep 2002 wrote:

     > On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 10:04:52PM -0400, Adam K Kirchhoff wrote:
     > > Here's the problem I'm having:  sshd refuses to do public key
     > > authentication when run as a Windows service.  It will only work with
     > > password authentication.  And then, only if Windows has a password for
     > > that user.  If the password is blank (as I would like to be the case on my
     > > home machine), sshd refuses to log me in with a blank password (even if
     > > sshd_config allows for blank passwords).  This isn't an issue with my work
     > > machine since I want that account to have a password.
     > > 
     > > If I run sshd from the command line, it works just as one would expect and
     > > allows for public key authentication.
     > I have a similar problem. sshd on my XP machine at work will not do public
     > key authentication when running as a service. Run it from a command prompt
     > window under the SYSTEM account and it does work!

Anyone knows what could be the "problem/feature"? Cause I got the same
problem :(. I have Windows XP but I assure (as I have tested it) that on
Windows NT Server and Workstation 4.0 won't work.


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