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Re: Installing sshd with option --type manual




On 4/28/2017 10:48 AM, Charles Russell wrote:
Starting from a default installation of sshd that was working properly,
I tried uninstalling sshd with cygrunsrv and reinstalling with --type
manual.

(cygrunsrv --install sshd --path /usr/sbin/sshd.exe --type manual)

After rebooting I cannot start sshd with cygrunsrv.  Instead, I get
message "Error starting a service: Query service status: Win32 Error 1062"

Is it practical to use "--type manual" with sshd, or are its security
restrictions too tight for this kind of installation? My intent was to
have sshd off by default, but available when I need it, with current
status easily seen with ps.

Is there an easy fixup for my broken sshd, or should I rerun
ssh-host-config?


With no response to this message, I reran ssh-host-config, which fixed the broken sshd and very kindly did not even require me to re-enter the pubkeys. It would be nice if it also offered an option for manual start.

Inspecting the ssh-host-config script, I see that installing the server requires some configuration options that I don't understand. I'm now using the firewall to disable the server by default, though "net start sshd" and "net stop sshd" would have been more convenient.

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