[svlug] Re: cygwin ssh instead of putty
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jul 6 19:25:41 PDT 2002
on Fri, Jul 05, 2002, Robin Rowe (rower at MovieEditor.com) wrote:
> I'm trying cygwin as recommended, but finding it frustrating.
> The installer makes me type in the firewall name every time I run it.
> Can't it remember such obvious stuff?
What "firewall name" and where? Note that Cygwin's not a full OS, it's
a compatibility API. There's just your shell running on top of
cygwin.dll, not a full kernel + init + daemons (with some exceptions).
> It says "I have no name" in my cygwin bash shell which really annoys
> me. There is some obscure note about needing to set up id -un to work
> right that I found somewhere on the net, plus the comment that this
> problem should be in the FAQ. Duh! I've tried setting USER in the
> Win2k system and even hard coded in /etc/profile without success.
> There doesn't seem to be a ls or dir command. How am I supposed to
You don't have a full installation. I'd nuke c:\cygwin and start over.
I've had issues with various installations on various Legacy MS Windows
flavors. The base install seems to be more robust than XFree86, which I
usually roll by hand following the instructions in the INSTALL file.
My experience is with MSWin98, MSWinNT, MSWin2K, and MSWinXP.
> Where's fstab? How do I set permanent mount points?
What are you mounting? See earlier comments regarding not running a
full OS. I tend to symlink things to /, e.g.:
# ln -s /cygdrive/c /c
# ln -s /cygdrive/a /a
# ln -s '\\someshare\foo' /share-foo
Note that you have to initiate authenticated SMB connections from
Legacy MS Windows first.
> There's no man or apropos. Where are the help files?
They exist on a full install.
> Putty will ssh through SOCKS, but pscp doesn't work with firewalls.
> Now I'm going to try openssh in cygwin, but have no idea how to set
> that up to get scp out through the firewall. Suggestions?
Google: sshd cygwin. First link should be Erdlynet. Do what he says.
I use his 'fixme' script, follow the advice for /etc/passwd and
/etc/group, but skip his profile and aliases files for my own
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