1This package describes important Cygwin specific stuff concerning OpenSSH.
3The binary package is usually built for recent Cygwin versions and might
4not run on older versions. Please check http://cygwin.com/ for information
5about current Cygwin releases.
11If you are installing OpenSSH the first time, you can generate global config
12files and server keys, as well as installing sshd as a service, by running
16Note that this binary archive doesn't contain default config files in /etc.
17That files are only created if ssh-host-config is started.
19To support testing and unattended installation ssh-host-config got
22usage: ssh-host-config [OPTION]...
24 --debug -d Enable shell's debug output.
25 --yes -y Answer all questions with "yes" automatically.
26 --no -n Answer all questions with "no" automatically.
27 --cygwin -c <options> Use "options" as value for CYGWIN environment var.
28 --name -N <name> sshd windows service name.
29 --port -p <n> sshd listens on port n.
30 --user -u <account> privileged user for service, default 'cyg_server'.
31 --pwd -w <passwd> Use "pwd" as password for privileged user.
32 --privileged On Windows XP, require privileged user
33 instead of LocalSystem for sshd service.
35Installing sshd as daemon via ssh-host-config is recommended.
37Alternatively you can start sshd via inetd, if you have the inetutils
38package installed. Just run ssh-host-config, but answer "no" when asked
39to install sshd as service. The ssh-host-config script also adds the
40required lines to /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/services.
46Any user can simplify creating the own private and public keys by running
50To support testing and unattended installation ssh-user-config got
51some options as well:
53usage: ssh-user-config [OPTION]...
55 --debug -d Enable shell's debug output.
56 --yes -y Answer all questions with "yes" automatically.
57 --no -n Answer all questions with "no" automatically.
58 --passphrase -p word Use "word" as passphrase automatically.
60Please note that OpenSSH does never use the value of $HOME to
61search for the users configuration files! It always uses the
62value of the pw_dir field in /etc/passwd as the home directory.
63If no home directory is set in /etc/passwd, the root directory
64is used instead!
70Building from source is easy. Just unpack the source archive, cd to that
71directory, and call cygport:
73 cygport openssh.cygport all
75You must have installed the following packages to be able to build OpenSSH
76with the aforementioned cygport script:
84Please send requests, error reports etc. to email@example.com.
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