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RE: Trouble running sshd as NT-Service

Hi Corinna,

Your description fit my case perfectly, but following the exact steps you outlined did not cure the problem for me. (More details in a sec).

This is the third system I've installed Cygwin + sshd on, at different dates. This is the first time I hit problems I couldn't resolve in the list, or described at

This Win2K box is clean of any prior Cygwin installation. /var/log/sshd IS complaining about bad owner or mode on /var/empty/, but your steps did not fix it for me. `ls -l` shows all the files I did chmod on, to be owned as Administrator:None so I guess the chmod failed somehow.

I did a fair amount of searching, but I'm not sure what caused this state or how to fix it.

Thanks for any advice,

Scott Prive


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corinna Vinschen []
> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 4:14 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Trouble running sshd as NT-Service
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 10:25:29PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> > Hallo Vince,
> > 
> > Am Freitag, 23. August 2002 um 21:59 schriebst du:
> > 
> > > what does /var/log/sshd.log say ?
> > > if it has "Bad owner or mode for /var/empty" in it then 
> > > chmod 700 /var/empty
> > > then
> > > chown -R SYSTEM.SYSTEM /var/empty
> > > (was the only prob i had with setting it up with priv 
> separation, thanks to
> > > all Corinna's hard work ;)
> > 
> > This should probably be included in the config script?
> It is for some weeks now.
> Corinna
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