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SSH connection times out

Given: vm - a WinXPsp3 virtual machine hosted by a Win7sp1 physical machine alice is the user on vm srv - a Win2008R2sp1 server bob is the user on srv quake - a linux server mark is the user on ...
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Improper output in SSH session on OSX using FreeSSHd on Windows with cygwin bash/sh shell

I am testing out running an SSH server on a local Windows VM. I have installed FreeSSHd and set the command shell to "c:\cygwin\bin\sh --login -i" (bash as well) with "Use new console engine" ...
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Cygwin User/home folder non existant

I'm a novice at cygwin/linux administration so please be patient with my ignorance: I'm trying to change my .bashrc profile and setup (.gitconfig ) I can't seem to find my home folder. My hypothesis ...
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CYGWin and sshd. Accepts authentication, but won't connect

Everything I find relating to this is the "ssh-exchange-identification:" error. This doesn't happen for me. I get two lines: Connection to localhost closed by remote host. Connection to localhost ...
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Can't login to Cygwin sshd server with a non-administrator user account

I'm having some difficulties logging in to my Windows 2008 server (a DC) running Cygwin sshd. I can log in fine with an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group, but when I try with a ...
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CYGWIN SFTP not working suddenly. Connection closed after authentication

I'd installed CYGWIN for SFTP purpose few weeks ago in a few Win 2003 R2 x64 server and initially all of them are working without problem. However this week problem rises where users are not able to ...
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ssh uses wrong home directory in Cygwin

$ ssh usaname@login.somehost.no Could not create directory'/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/vidar kongsli/.ssh'. The authenticity of host 'login.somehost.no (...)' can't be established. RSA key ...
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Why am I able to SSH locally and start Windows services, but unable to do the same remotely?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine that is running Cygwin and SSH. I'm able to SSH using my id_dsa key by issuing command ssh svc@IP "hostname;whoami", which returns what I would expect. ...
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Strange behavior of SCP through .sh file

I'm hitting a strange issue with SCP on cygwin, scp $HOME/deploy.sh user@host:/tmp works fine, files get copied to the remote system. But the same command inside a test.sh won't work. I can see ...
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Cygwin nested groups

I've got cygwin(latest release) running on a 2012 Windows server and having problems with adding domain grups. I succesfully dealt with domain users adding them to /etc/passwd as needed. For domain ...
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Cygwin: Obtain comment field from Active Directory with mkpasswd

Running cygwin on W7x64. Since a generated /etc/passwd file is static, it has to be performed occasionally when new employees are hired. It polls Windows AD, and writes the passwd file. In the past, ...
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How to add a domain user to passwd for OpenSSH in Cygwin?

I have OpenSSH installed on a Windows Server machine (package from MLS Software). I want to add some domain user to the passwd file. I do mkpasswd -d -u username, but the program just hangs because ...
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SSH on Windows 7/Cygwin periodically fails to resolve hostname

Whenever I run ssh inside of cygwin on Windows 7 I get the error: ssh: Could not resolve hostname ... Non-recoverable failure in name resolution lost connection If I try the same command ...
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Cygwin command runs with one user, but bricks with another [closed]

I have two users on my Windows machine (developer and appuser) and they are both in the windows administrator group. I have a simple command-line windows utility (made by me as the developer user) ...
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How to run easy_install in cygwin?

I am trying to install some package in cygwin's python, but I'm getting the following error: "easy_install: command not found". I have tried to run "easy_install.py", the result is also ...
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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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Cgywin - issue setting /var permissions for ssh

I am having trouble to install ssh via Cygwin on my latest new Windows machine with the latest Cygwin version. *** Warning: The permissions on the directory /var are not correct. *** Warning: They ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to get rid of QueryServiceStatus: Win32 error 1062 when you try to start sshd on Cygwin?

I installed Cygwin and sshd on Windows 7 but I'm not able to make it work. I followed the guide from http://www.noah.org/ssh/cygwin-sshd.html but I still get: $ cygrunsrv -S sshd cygrunsrv: Error ...
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Using rsync from msysgit for binary files

I have three windows boxes that are connected to a linux box on my network in various ways (one's local to the network, one is a laptop and may or may not be local, and the other is my work desktop). ...
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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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Having trouble piping between cygwin and sqlcmd

This simple command fails in bash: echo "print 'tsql'" | sqlcmd -E it works correctly in a regular old command prompt. It used to work with previous versions of cygwin. I've also tried inserting ...
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cygwin permissions for executing .bat files

I have a .bat file, which contains the following contents ... jar cfm myjar.jar manifest.txt *.class ... Which executes well under windows command prompt, but when executed under cygwin, I get 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 can I run squid in cygwin

I've got cygwin installed on a windows machine & I'm trying to run squid. But when I run /usr/sbin/squid -i it does nothing, no response, no log files, nothing. I've tried searching for solutions ...
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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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How can I use cygwin without wasting HD space?

I love using Cygwin, but I hate all of the extra disk space it seems to use caching stuff I don't need. What can I delete to keep my installation footprint as small as possible? On a related note, ...
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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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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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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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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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Inetd / xinetd isn't working under cygwin, why?

I am trying to use xinetd (or inetd) with netcat to act as a TCP proxy. This setup works on Linux without issue. Under Cygwin, either as a service or from the a Cygwin command line, the (x)inetd ...
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Can't connect to windows via ssh

I downloaded cygwin and ran ssh-host-config. I'm trying to connect using ssh -l micah myserver it then says micah@myserver's password: I enter the same password I use to log into windows and it ...
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Raw copy with sector precision on windows

Is there some program for windows that is able to do what dd does in linux out of the box? I need to copy from a file to a physical disk in raw mode where I need to define offsets for input and ...
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Native Symlink Windows 2008 r2 with cygwin

Is it possible for me to create an ssh session on windows which then does some folder/file manipulation and then creates a NATIVE windows symlink. i.e. a symlink that will be recognised by IIS and ...
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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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wmic hangs in Cygwin

If I open Cygwin in rxvt, running wmic does not show the expected wmic:root\cli> prompt. If I execute C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe from cmd.exe, running wmic inside bash.exe returns the expected prompt. ...
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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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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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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 ...