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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-09 07:52:03

"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I'm trying to check in the serialization system and am having some problems.
> According to the docs I need to "register" my host with my
> local ssh by logging in in the following manner.
> $ ssh -l ramey
> Could not create directory '/home/Robert Ramey/.ssh'.
> The authenticity of host ' (' can't be
> established.
> DSA key fingerprint is 02:ab:7c:aa:49:ed:0b:a8:50:13:10:c2:3e:92:0f:42.
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
> Failed to add the host to the list of known hosts (/home/Robert
> Ramey/.ssh/known_hosts).
> ramey_at_[hidden]'s password:
> Last login: Thu Jul 8 22:22:39 2004 from
> Welcome to
> This is a restricted Shell Account
> You cannot execute anything here.
> Connection to closed.
> $

This is your *local* directory. Fix it by setting your HOME
environment variable to point at some path you'll use for your cygwin
home directory. Mine is "HOME=c:\cygwin\home\dave".

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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