I'm new to SSH (secure shell). I just installed OpenSSH on one of our machines, which is on its own subnet not connected to the subnet of our LAN. I want to create a group and password using the mkgroup and mkpasswd commands. I also want to create users so files can be shared between the SSH server and the SSH client. How do I add a new user to the SSH server using these commands?
I am assuming by your use of the mkgroup and mkpasswd commands that you are doing this on a Windows platform using Cygwin (or possibly on AIX). Rather than tell you step-by-step, I recommend one of these excellent how-to's:
For Windows XP:
For Windows 2003 Server:
Hope that helps.
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