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Re: "Illegal User" logging into sshd

On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 10:43:08AM -0400, Prentis Brooks wrote:
> Ok, I finally pinpointed the problem, but I don't like my solution.
> Basically, it appears that sshd is not recognizing any changes to /etc/passwd
> since it started.  To solve this I had to connect to the host and stop all
> instances of sshd then restart clean, not pretty and not viable if I want to
> script changes to the passwd files across a farm.  Is there another way to
> get sshd to review the files, will it accept a kill -HUP and if so, how can
> I send the hup, since I can't get the pid from within an ssh session (or is
> there a way I haven't found yet?)

The correct solution would be a patch to the Cygwin DLL itself
to check the file modification date of /etc/passwd and /etc/group
and reload them when appropriate.

A patch would be really welcome.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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