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Re: NTSEC documentation

On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 02:53:30PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Jan  8 12:29, Dave Korn wrote:
>> On 08 January 2007 10:19, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > Is anybody here with a developer background, who likes writing
>> > documentation?
>> > 
>> > If so, would this person be interested in revamping the NTSEC
>> > documentation with my input?  It shows its age, my lacking knowledge of
>> > the english language and it's also very strangly ordered.
>>   I've got some spare tuits coming up, I can do that.  Got some notes/to-dos?
>Oh cool, thanks!
>I have some vague notes for a start:
>- I wrote the NTSEC doc "going with the flow".  There are pointers to
>  how things worked in 1.0 or changes made in Cygwin 1.1 or 1.3, which
>  just don't make sense anymore.  One goal would be to rip these old
>  version cruft out and give the document a structure more to the point
>  how things actually work now, not how they worked 5 years ago.
>- Same for the artificial difference between the chapters "New setuid
>  concept" and "Switching User Context" which just doesn't make sense
>  anymore.  There are two ways to switch user context, with and without
>  external token and that's what should be said.
>- Same for mentions of sexec which has been deprecated and ripped out
>  five years ago.
>- There's a bug in the "File permissions" chapter, third paragraph.
>  The write_sd function doesn't use BackupRead, it used to use
>  BackupWrite and then again, it doesn't use this function anymore,
>  but instead the native NT call NtSetSecurityObject.
>- The names of functions should be set as <command>func</command>,
>  not by using single quotes.
>- You could fix some bad wording resp. bad usage of SGML as you see fit.
>Other than that, bug me in PM if you think something's maybe not correct

Would this be a good use of the #cygwin-developers channel at


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