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Re: ntsec environment variable
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:36:53AM -0400, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > That's the point. Users only can use chown if they have the user
> > right "Restore files and directories". That right is only given to
> > the groups "Administrators" and "Backup Operators" by default.
> > That's ...similar... to Unix systems.
> I'd like to point out that granting the "Restore files and directories"
> right to ordinary users defeats any security provided by windows NTFS.
> That right basically gives the user the ability to defeat any
> permissions restrictions -- both from within cygwin and in normal
> Windows usage.
Correct. Creating directories for users using the appropriate
permissions is the job of the administrator as it's the job of
root in U*X environments. Using chmod later on own objects is
ok for the normal user.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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