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RE: Latest versions of inetutils/login/crypt now on sourceware!
- To: Cygnus <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: Latest versions of inetutils/login/crypt now on sourceware!
- From: Jerome Benoit <JGMBenoit at Wanadoo dot fr>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 04:04:14 -0600
> Is there a FAQ to configure properly all this stuff ?
> 1] may we put `/usr/sbin' in our PATH ?
> 2] how can we create a proper `/etc/passwd' and `/etc/group' under W9X ?
> 3] why does `inetd --install-as-service' seem not to work under W9X ?
> 4] why does `net start inetd' seem not to work under W9X ?
> 5] "inetd it will be started automatically on reboot" (in
> how can we check this ?
> Thanks in advance,
> Jerome BENOIT
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I want to announce the arrival of the latest versions of
> > inetutils and friends on sourceware.cygnus.com.
> > We are now allowed to upload the 56 bit DES encryption related
> > stuff on sourceware so I took the chance to do that ASAP!
> > The three packages are:
> > - inetutils-1.3.2-4.tar.gz
> > inetutils-1.3.2-4-src.tar.gz
> > This package has some bug fixes. The most important is
> > the usage of explicit textmode open calls on configuration
> > files. This allows to have eg. inetd.conf with DOS line endings
> > also in binary mounted directories. A memory fault in rcp
> > is fixed, too.
> > The incredible new feature for 95/98 users is the usage of the
> > 56 bit DES crypt package for ftpd authentication.
> > Another new feature of the package is that I have added some
> > example configuration files under /etc, like
> > inetd.conf
> > motd
> > ftpwelcome
> > and last but not least
> > ftpusers
> > which by default disallows anonymous ftp.
> > - login-1.3.tar.gz
> > login-1.3-src.tar.gz
> > The new version has NO new feature for NT/W2K users.
> > The new feature is like in ftpd the usage of DES password
> > checking for 95/98 users.
> > - crypt-1.0.tar.gz
> > crypt-1.0-src.tar.gz
> > This package consists of a libcrypt.a and a matching
> > crypt.h header file which provide the aforementioned
> > 56 bit DES encryption code.
> > More important for 95/98 users is the included tool
> > `crypt.exe' which allows testing as well as generating
> > passwords. It's not that convenient as a real `passwd.exe'
> > tool but that tool is already part of the cygwin package.
> > Unfortunately it's only useful for NT/W2K users but that's not
> > the last word...
> > The following text is shamelessly copied from Chris:
> > To update your installation, CREATE AN EMPTY DIRECTORY, cd to it, and
> > download the latest version of setup.exe from the cygwin/latest
> > directory at a cygwin mirror site near you. Then type:
> > setup inetutils
> > setup login
> > setup crypt
> > In either case, answer the questions as you did when you first
> > installed cygwin. This procedure will only update the three related
> > packages. If you have not previously used the new setup.exe program
> > to install a version of cygwin, you probably will need to install the
> > entire cygwin package for correct operation.
> > Once the setup is complete you may remove this newly created directory.
> > It will contain the setup.exe program, a setup log file, and the
> > make tar file. None of these are needed for further operation of make
> > but you can keep them around if you are interested in reinstalling
> > everything later. The setup.log file contains diagnostics that will
> > be helpful if your installation failed for some reason.
> > As usual, I have only updated sourceware. The files will take a
> > while to propagate to the mirror sites.
> > If you have questions or comments, please send them to the cygwin
> > mailing list at: email@example.com . I would appreciate
> > if you would use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.
> > --
> > Corinna Vinschen
> > Cygwin Developer
> > Cygnus Solutions, a Red Hat company
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