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Re: NTSEC documentation
On Jan 8 08:59, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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 freenode.net?
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