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Open a cygwin window as administrator (right click, run as administrator) Run /usr/bin/ssh-host-config new local account ‘sshd’? (yes/no) yes Do you want to install sshd as a server? yes Enter the value of CYGWIN for the daemon:  (DON’T ENTER ANYTHING, PRESS ENTER) Do you want to use a different name? (yes/no) no Create new privileged user account ...
xinetd, just as any other unix-imported process, can see a unix directory. So you didn't need to use any windows directory format, especially not the backslashed variants. Second: cygwin installs most of their binaries into /bin, and not into /usr/bin. /bin/nc.exe isn't between your listed tries. If something is working with full path from command line, it ...
This may save someone time in the future no matter how simple it seems... The userid will be case sensitive - so if you are used to logging into windows chris even though it is actually Chris, that will not work when you try to ssh in, an easy edit in /etc/passwd will suffice
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