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Re: security with the ftp daemon
On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 10:18:01AM +0900, Dylan Cuthbert wrote:
> Thanks, you were right, I regenerated the groups file and it returned to
> being secure again - it seems a bit dangerous to default to admins group,
> maybe better if it defaults to guest or something along those lines?
Security wasn't one of the design goals of Cygwin originally. The
reason for using admin as fallback was to ensure that applications
still run even if some settings are broken. That's obviously not
the problem when explicitely switching user context. See
for a current discussion of related problems. I'm going to switch
over to no default at all.
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