cygwin sshd times out for remote login

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http://serverfault.com – I have configured SSHD using Cygwin on Windows 7. I have checked and double-checked all of the following points: Port forwarding is correctly configured Windows Firewall is configured to pass port 22 Local login attempts succeed sshd_config has UseDNS No Using nmap from remote machine confirms port 22 is accessible /etc/passwd and /etc/group are correctly populated However, remote login attempts time out. user@host:~$ ssh -vvv [email protected] OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-4ubuntu6, OpenSSL 0.9.8o 01 Jun 2010 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/user/.ssh/config debug1: Applying options fo (HowTos)