then test logging in from Windows:
$ ssh localhost
What should I expect to happen? I just get a message saying:
Last login: Sun Dec 3 18:26:59 2006 from localhost
and a standard $ prompt.
A blank password on a remote login program is a huge security risk. (Mitigated slightly if you restrict connections to localhost only, but not entirely). Could you set a Windows password?
Hmm, I don't really want to have to enter a password whenever I turn on my machine. Can you set up a specific user with a password in sshd? (My situation is doubly convoluted as my Windows username has a space in it so my cygwin username is different to my Windows one