Friday, January 12, 2007

The Cygwin sshd as a service under Windows

My other post on called "Running a ssh server on Windows" gave some steps to start a ssh daemon on Windows using Cygwin.

The interesting thing is that when you setup the ssh environment on Cygwin (executing the command ssh-host-config), it also creates a service in windows. This service can be accessed through the Services Management Windows standard administration tool and be setup to start automatically when windows starts.

Neat! :)

Check this article with some interesting observations on setting up the users who will and will not be allowed access to the ssh server.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

If the service fails to start, try this:

chown system /etc/ssh*
chown system /var/empty
net start sshd