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Unable to add domain account on cygwin

Recently we have configured CYGWIN 1.6 version on windows 2012R2 successfully and the services on the server are running fine , but when we are trying to add the account for SFTP we are prompted with ...
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Freshly cloned mirrored drive with Acronis true image and rsync wrongly detects changed files, windows rsync 3.0.7 cygwin windows

Is there a way to help rsync better detect that files are identical? I did a fresh full disk "clone" mirror with Acronis TrueImage and after did an rsync to test and it detected a bunch of files as ...
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special permissions set to deny on new subfolders of a folder I own with Full Control

I have rsnapshot 1.3.1 installed under cygwin64 (setup 2.870, dll 1.7.35) on win2012r2, all the latest as of today. I configured it to take a single file, current.7z, and make a rotating backup of ...
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Howto setup socks proxy for sftp on windows

I have a windows server and I want to setup a sftp server over socks proxy. A firewall is running but my ports are open. First, I have installed an sftp server with a local test account. It is up and ...
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Cygwin startup error /usr/bin/id: cannot find name for group ID

I use cygwin at work to get quick access to unix tools and as an ssh terminal. I recently installed some new Cygwin packages and now when I try and open a terminal it is very slow and gives the ...
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Cygwin OpenSSH server does not respond after first command from PHP (Using phpseclib)

I got cygwin and sshd working fine. And there are no issues at all when using putty. It responds as expected even for multiple commands. But when using phpseclib , A response is received only for the ...
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How to (best) configure updatedb in cygwin to search windows shares?

Context: Finding Files Quickly Across the Network A confession. I'm more of a bash/linux developer type than a windows admin. Our deployments have over 80 servers. Recently a software bug required ...
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Cygwin sshd won't start

Getting the below error msg while starting the cygwin services on windows 2003 server , the SSHD file is showing 0KB. $ net start sshd The CYGWIN sshd service is starting. The CYGWIN sshd service ...
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Error starting cygwin sshd on Windows 8 [closed]

After installing sshd via cygwin on Windows 8 on a system that is not on a domain, the service will not start but gives an error such as: Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. ...
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cygwin find -ls behaviour like ls [closed]

I use cygwin find with -ls (find . -ls) option to have a list of files with full path. Due to UTF-16 (windows XP in this case) converted to en_UTF-8 under cygwin, special charactere like accent are ...
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Enable activity logging on Cygwin open SSH (sftp) server install on Windows Server 2008 [duplicate]

I've successfully installed and configured OpenSSH using the Cygwin package on a Windows 2008 Server. I have also installed the Syslog-ng Cygwin package and configured it so that I receive basic ...
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How can I flush and/or rotate cronevents?

Can anyone tell me how I can flush / clean / zeroize or better still rotate the contents of cronevents? I need to solve this, because I am attempting to 'productionize' my fileserver instance-pair ...
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SSHD on Cygwin: can't connect as “root” from a Linux box

I'm trying to connect a Linux (CentOS 6.5 x64) server and another server, a Windows Server 2008 R2 running Cygwin, and transfer files daily via SSHD from Linux to Windows, and I will use public keys ...
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Any way to centrally administer cygwin updates?

Is there a way to centrally administer cygwin, i.e. run remote updates on multiple boxes from a central 'admin machine'? basic goal: keep sshd up to date on all instances stretch goal: keep ...
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“Jailed” user can access `/dev` directory under SFTP

I set up a jail for a remote user under SSH (Cygwin), and he is jailed at /jail/user/home/user. When he connects with some SFTP client (ex: Filezilla), he can access his /home/user folder and control ...
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“Lock” a certain user to a certain user in SSH (Cygwin)?

I need to give access to a remote user via SSH (Cygwin) in a Windows 2008 R2 box, but the user must see only his /home folder, and cannot read, write or list contents from another folder. The user ...
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Supervisord Windows service started then stopped

I am trying to run Supervisord through Cygwin. The service installs/works correctly but, if I stop the windows service created, it will not start again. It will only work once after restarting the ...
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Running Django Test Server - Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I am running the Django test server from a virtualenv - necessary to use supervisord to run Celery as a background process. When I try: "python manage.py runserver" from the cygwin shell I get the ...
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Supervisord as Windows Service on Cygwin

I am attempting to run Celery as a Windows Service using Supervisord. I followed the configuration laid out on the Celery site and here. I have set up a virtual environment to run supervisord through ...
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Cygwin hangs/freezes when installing: won't finish downloading packages

Just stays there. Restarting causes the same problem, and changing mirrors doesn't seem to help.
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SSH Tunnel - Proxy Not Working From Remote Location (Login is working)

I have just set up a Cygwin SSH server and successfully tunneled to it from a remote location. Logging in works but when I point my browser to localhost 8888 (sock 5), all connections are refused. ...
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Cygwin rsyncd sends too many file names

I have rsyncd running as a Windows service, but when I try to access a module and sync from it, I get the files I want, as well as a lot that I do not — because they are not located in that module on ...
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scp using a password on the command line

I am trying to write a script that will deploy a build created on my desktop machine (windows/cygwin) to a machine in my test environment (linux). I would like to use scp to copy the build to the ...
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OpenSSH server accepts public key then immediately closes the connection without any error message

I am trying to connect to an SSH server I was able to connect to in the past but using different OpenSSH client versions. Starting from a Cygwin OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1g 7 Apr 2014 client, going ...
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Environment variables are unavailable when running scripts over ssh

Suppose I have two hosts: A and B with users a and b. B is Windows machine with Cygwin installed, if this matters. B is configured to be accessed from A through SSH without password (it contains A's ...
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Cygwin Screen and SSH: Utmp slot not found -> not removed

When I use screen on my computer and detach, I am taken back to the command prompt and everything is fine. However, if I SSH into my computer remotely and use screen, when I try to detach I get the ...
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Why does ssh-host-config create two users in Cygwin on Windows 8.1?

In trying to resolve some issues with using Cygwin + SSH on Windows 8.1, I'd like to know why the ssh-host-config script creates two new accounts configuring OpenSSH from scratch? (Is this necessary?) ...
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Download cygwin packages from a predefined list (on Windows 7)

I have a very long list of cygwin packages that I need to download (for various reasons I cannot install directly from the internet, instead I need to download the cygwin packages for later ...
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publish over ssh jenkins

I have been working on a small project where need to copy files from one windows machine to another through jenkins in a secure way. I have heard about publish over ssh plugin in Jenkins. I tried to ...
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ssh server not accepting public/private keys (Cygwin)

I am trying to connect my computer to a ssh server (running on Windows 7) using public/private keys. I have generated the keys and used the necessary permissions for files: chmod 700 .ssh chmod 600 ...
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Logging ssh info using syslog-ng daemon in Cygwin

I have setup the syslog-ng daemon using Cygwin in Windows 7. What I want to do is to log all of the ssh failed passwords, etc to /var/log/sshd.log. I tried to do this by adding the following line: ...
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Permissions error when using WebPi under Cygwin SSH

Trying to install web package in WebPI via Cygwin SSH (for automation) returns this error: There was an error reading IIS configuration schema from 'C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\config\schema\'. When ...
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How to use cygwin to access AWS linux server instance

I am trying to use Cygwin to connect to my Amazon server instance I am new to this Currently i have a USA.pem file located at C:\Users\Vinay\Desktop\Devrath I have installed Cygwin I have used ...
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Cygwin OpenSSH Server Error 1062

I tried to setup an OpenSSH Server on my Windows machine. I installed cygwin and the openssh package. Then configured "ssh-host-conf" an *** Query: Overwrite existing /etc/ssh_config file? ...
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How to replace a certain path from the PATH variable? [closed]

I am using Cygwin and would like to modify the following PATH via bash shell: /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0/VSTSDB/Deploy:/cygdrive/c/Program ...
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How to install cygwin additional packages?

how to install the additional packages like gcc, gcc-objc, gcc-g++, make, patch, xorg-x11-base, xorg-x11-devel. The basic package is installed.
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Proxy port 80 to 443 with Netcat/nc

I have a Windows server running a Rails application via the Thin ruby gem web server through Cygwin 32 bit. The server only listens on port 443 and uses HTTPS because it is using LDAP authentication ...
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How do I grant select, insert privileges in Postgres on Cygwin?

How do I grant permissions in Postgres? I followed the documentation, however it is not working. $ psql tmadev psql (9.2.4) Type "help" for help. tmadev=# grant all privileges on database tmadev to ...
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How do I upgrade Postgres database in Cygwin?

I updated some Cygwin packages and now I can't start Postgres: $ /usr/sbin/postmaster FATAL: database files are incompatible with server DETAIL: The data directory was initialized by PostgreSQL ...
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Vshadow.exe error in Cygwin, but only over ssh with pubkey auth

I'd like to create a volume shadow copy (vshadow 2.2) from within Cygwin over ssh: $ ./vshadow.exe -p -nw C: (...) - Setting the VSS context to: 0x00000019 Creating shadow set ...
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Why doesn't rsync over ssh work when placed inside a FOR loop in a batch file?

I've placed the ff. code in rsync.bat: for %%A in (%VAR_REMOTE_HOST%) do ( set VAR_TARGET=%USER%@%%A:%VAR_TARGET_DIR% echo Rsync Source Dir: %VAR_SOURCE% setlocal ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION echo ...
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Unattended solution to install cygwin and enable ssh server on Windows?

Using Cygwin environment on Windows is a very common solution for automation. I am looking for a script that would automate the cygwin installation and enablement of ssh server. I could try to ...
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Cygwin ssh issue: Could not resolve hostname awshost1: hostname nor servname provided, or not known

I'm learning "startup engineering", encountered this error when using ssh alias. Below is the detailed steps (executed in Cygwin windows 8): $ mkdir -p ~/.ssh $ cp ~/downloads/skey.pem ~/.ssh/ $ ...
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Red5 can't find Java

I'm setting up a Red5 server on Cygwin I get this /usr/share/red5$ sh red5.sh Running on CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 Unable to locate Java. Please set JAVA_HOME environment variable. However, I can also ...
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Cygwin mkpasswd giving The format of the specified domain name is invalid

While trying to finish Cygwin config and running mkpasswd -l -d and mkgroup, it fails with the following error $ mkpasswd -l -u sorins -d /etc/passwd ...
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How to enable varnish daemon in Cygwin?

I've installed the varnish packages (3.0.2-1 or 2.1.5-1) in cygwin (for local testing of VCL on Win7 64bit) and want to start varnish listening on port 80 but the varnishd isn't available: $ varnishd ...
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cygwin sftp chroot cannot view contents of bound mountpoint

I'm trying to give user2 access only to his home directory and full permissions on /cygdrive/e. I created a Data/ directory within his $home, added a bind directive in /etc/fstab (see below), and ...
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Server unexpectedly closed network connection when connecting to cygwin through ssh

I followed Noah's guide on how to run the OpenSSH SSHD server on Windows using Cygwin and it worked great until I shut down my PC and then rebooted it. Now every time I try to connect I get ...
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Cygwin X crashing on -multiwindow option

A shot in the dark, but can anyone point me in the right direction? Thought this might be similar to this bug ...
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Why “jobs -p | kill -n 15” doesn't work?

I'm very new to Linux. And as a matter of fact I use Cygwin now and not Linux itself. I'm trying to install RVM (Ruby Version Manager). I was doing rm -r ./.rvm -i command. I wanted to remove .rvm ...