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How to deal with this? I'm using Windows 7, installed SSH via Cygwin.

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To be clear, localhost is a name for your computer. It doesn't have a password. What you're looking for is the password for the "Andew" account on your computer. –  Keith Thompson Dec 17 '11 at 20:41

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I think it should be your windows password

http://home.comcast.net/~3rdshift/articles/cygwin_notes.html

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I don't have a windows password –  Andrew Dec 17 '11 at 16:08
    
Try creating one and see what happens –  Steve O'Connor Dec 17 '11 at 16:13

you need to configure your host machine to run ssh. Windows doesnt, by default, has a ssh service running. You need to set-up and run a ssh daemon service.

Follow this article:

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/install.121/e22624/preinstall_req_cygwin_ssh.htm

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While the link might provide the answer it can quickly become outdated. Please include the main points from the link in your answer. Thanks. –  Matthew Williams Jul 7 at 15:12

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