Cygwin SSH server
To setup the server, run ssh-host-config
Generating /etc/ssh_config file
Privilege separation is set to yes by default since OpenSSH 3.3.
However, this requires a non-privileged account called ‘sshd’.
For more info on privilege separation read /usr/share/doc/openssh/README.privsep
.Should privilege separation be used? (yes/no) yes
Warning: The following function requires administrator privileges!
Should this script create a local user ‘sshd’ on this machine? (yes/no) yes
Generating /etc/sshd_config file
Added ssh to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\services
Warning: The following functions require administrator privileges!
Do you want to install sshd as service?
(Say “no” if it’s already installed as service) (yes/no) yes
Which value should the environment variable CYGWIN have when
sshd starts? It’s recommended to set at least “ntsec” to be
able to change user context without password.
Default is “ntsec”. CYGWIN=ntsec tty
The service has been installed under LocalSystem account.
To start the service, call `net start sshd’ or `cygrunsrv -S sshd’.
Host configuration finished. Have fun!
To run the server, run net start sshd
$ net start sshd
The CYGWIN sshd service is starting.
The CYGWIN sshd service was started successfully.
To stop the server, run net stop sshd
$ net stop sshd
The CYGWIN sshd service is stopping.
The CYGWIN sshd service was stopped successfully.