X2Go Bug report logs - #1156
SSH daemon could not be started

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Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: John Cobo <john.cobo@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:40:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: pending

Fixed in version

Done: X2Go Release Manager X2Go Release Manager <git-admin@x2go.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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* On 01/29/2018 01:55 PM, Gromit wrote:
> Had this same problem under Windows 10.
> Started x2goclient.debug --debug and it showed me that the
> permissions for the ssh_host_rsa_key are too open (0770).
> Installed cygwin to check these permissions under windows and the user- 
> and groupname where the same username. The rights where 700. Somehow the 
> rights for the group where inherited from the user when they have the 
> same owner/group-name.
> Fixed it by changing the group for ssh_host_rsa_key from the username to 
> 'Users' under cygwin.

Yes, that's very unfortunate. As far as I could find out, that's a known bug (or
feature, or whatever) in Cygwin.

Sadly, I have no idea how to fix that without telling users to install chmod,
cygwin bash and fixing permissions manually. That's certainly not the best way
to deal with that wide-spread issue.


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