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Re: cygwin permissions problem on a network drive

On Jan  4 15:25, Markus Leuthold wrote:
> On Jul  5 10:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jul  5 12:21, Bill Metzenthen wrote:
> >> What should I ask the system administrator to change so that cygwin
> >> will once again work on this drive?Ã Perhaps there is some new setting
> >> (or an old one which has somehow changed) for cygwin that I have
> >> failed to notice?
> >
> >If you want to discuss this with your admin, the problem is this:  When
> >Cygwin 1.7.9 tries to create a file on a filesystem which supports ACLs,
> >it requests WRITE_DAC permissions in the open call.  WRITE_DAC is the
> >access right you need to create the permission bits in the file's ACL,
> >what you see in Explorer under the Security tab.
> >
> >Now, in some environments, the settings of the shares are so, that this
> >right is apparently not granted, even for the creator of the file.
> >But, as far as earlier reports go, there seem to be no indication of
> >this in the ACL.  As I mentioned above, I experimented with this
> >myself, but I have never managed to reproduce this setting on the
> server.
> >So I neither know how this setting looks like, nor if there's a way
> >to recognize such a share.
> >
> >Btw, if you're going to discuss this with your admin, and if you figure
> >out what server setting is the culprit, I would be glad if you could
> >share the information with us.  It might be a great help in developing
> >Cygwin further.
> >
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Corinna
> Hello Corinna
> I've run into the same problem on a DFS filesystem, and I asked our
> admins about the settings. Please find a screenshot here:
> The reason why "change permission" (=WRITE_DAC) was disabled: Our
> admins don't want to allow "take ownership" to everybody, since in
> the past users managed to set the rights such that even the admins
> couldn't access the file anymore. Since "take ownership"
> automatically enables "change permissions", WRITE_DAC is thus
> disabled too.
> hope that helps

Thanks for the info.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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