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RE: NT security and cygwin
- To: "'cygwin'" <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: NT security and cygwin
- From: "Tolkin, Steve" <Steve dot Tolkin at fmr dot com>
- Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 17:46:29 -0400
Thanks for the reply.
I now say
export CYGWIN="ntsec ntea tty notitle"
in my .bashrc, but this does not seem to change anything.
P.S. I am not sure what those other values are for -- I am just a monkey
copying things I have read.
I am running Cygwin 1.1.0 and I read somewhere that ntsec was supposed to be
on by default in that release.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corinna Vinschen [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 5:09 PM
> To: Tolkin, Steve
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: NT security and cygwin
> "Tolkin, Steve" wrote:
> > What prompted this was discovering that I could not delete
> files from /temp
> > and also that rcs ci was failing (see next email).
> > The answer to this first problem was that I needed to chmod
> +w /temp first.
> > But I do not understand how cygwin interacts with NT security.
> > I found some discussion of NT security in the mail archives at
> > www.delorie.com/archives/browse.cgi specifically the item
> > 3913FB8B.77A8647@vinschen.de
> > "NT security and the ntsec usage"
> > Is this on the web anywhere? Is it not available from
> > www.vinschen.de
> > It is only "Chapter 2. Setting up Cygwin". But is the rest
> of the Cygwin
> > User;s guide avaiable somewhere?
> > Q0. The /temp directory was created a long time ago. When
> I first looked
> > using ls -ld it had
> > permissions dr-xr-xr-x Is this standard for directories
> created in DOS?
> > What other directories
> > might not be writable, that I should change now?
> > Q1. In NT I am am member of a domain and my USERNAME is SY71046.
> > Why isn't that used in cygwin?
> > I ran mkpasswd -d and saw 900 users in my domain -- but not me!
> > Is this part of the problem?
> > Q2. Why does id report administrator with a lowercase a but
> passwd has one
> > with an upper case A?
> > 504~> id
> > uid=500(administrator) gid=544(Administrators)
> > Q3. I'd rather than new files be created by my id than
> > How can I achieve that?
> > 527/etc> touch foo
> > 528/etc> ls -l foo
> > -rw-rw-rw- 1 administ Administ 0 Jun 1 11:05 foo
> > Here is my /etc/passwd, slightly sanitized
> > Everyone:*:0:0:,S-1-1-0::
> > SYSTEM:*:18:18:,S-1-5-18::
> > Administrator::500:544:,S-1-5-....-500::/bin/sh
> > Guest::501:513:,S-1-5-21-....-501::/bin/sh
> > stolkin::1000:544:Steven Tolkin,S-1-5-21-...-1000::/bin/sh
> > VUSR_BOSA454958::1001:513:VSA Server
> > Note that I changed the group number for administrator, and
> for stolkin.
> > They were originally emited by mkpasswd -l as value 513,
> meaning none.
> All what you want is possible when adding `ntsec' to the
> env.var CYGWIN. The documentation for ntsec is currently
> only in the sources but I have posted it as html in
> this mailing list a few weeks ago. Search the archive.
> Corinna Vinschen
> Cygwin Developer
> Cygnus Solutions, a Red Hat company
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