How to install Cygwin with sshd?

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    Question How to install Cygwin with sshd?

    Hi,
    Does anyone know the minimum number of packages I need to install to get an sshd server running on Cygwin?

    If I install all of Cygwin, I can get it working, but that's almost 17GB.

    I found that in order for other computers to be able to ssh into my Cygwin machine I need to comment out the following line in /etc/hosts.allow
    Code:
    ALL : PARANOID : deny
    But I'm not sure which Cygwin package creates the /etc/hosts.allow file. I tried installing all the NET and WEB packages, but it that didn't create the file.

    Without a /etc/hosts.allow file I can only get ssh working if I connect to localhost.
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    Does anyone know the minimum number of packages I need to install to get an sshd server running on Cygwin?
    O_o

    You should be able to just pick core and `ssh' from network tools, but that does represent the minimum.

    You'll probably want some other stuff (grep/find/gawk/xargs).

    But I'm not sure which Cygwin package creates the /etc/hosts.allow file.
    It is just a dumb text file.

    Create the file from scratch, or "ssh" into a box so you can grab a copy to edit.

    Soma

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    I don't have an answer for you, but I will share my current solution. I use Bitvise SSH Server for windows. Free for personal use. Very configurable.

    One of the settings you can set is the "terminal shell" to use. I use this:
    Code:
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe /c ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i"
    You could use a MSYS or Cygwin shell if you like. I use it for push'n and pull'n code

    gg

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