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Re: sshd/SYSTEM account/OS version and Cygwin "bitness" limitations




On 2019-03-28 15:36, Bill Stewart wrote:
> I am trying to understand the limitations when running sshd using the
> SYSTEM account.
> Is the following complete and correct?
> ==========
> OS_version*  OS_bitness  sshd_bitness  Notes
> --------------------------------------------------
> < 6.3        64-bit      32-bit        Note 1
> < 6.3        64-bit      64-bit        Note 2
> < 6.3        32-bit      32-bit        Note 2
>> = 6.3       64-bit      64-bit        No problems
>> = 6.3       64-bit      32-bit        No problems
>> = 6.3       32-bit      32-bit        No problems
> * "< 6.3" = "older than Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2"; ">= 6.3" = "at least
> Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2"
> Note 1: sshd cannot authenticate local accounts, but it can authenticate
> domain accounts.
> Note 2: sshd can't authenticate local accounts after a reboot unless
> another logon happens first.
> Unfortunate implication of Note 1: 32-bit version of sshd running as SYSTEM
> account on OS < 6.3 on non-domain member computer cannot authenticate any
> accounts.

cygstart /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/html/ntsec.html

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