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RE: cron + network share(w/ full access?)
- From: "Harig, Mark" <maharig at idirect dot net>
- To: "Alan London" <alondon7 at yahoo dot ca>, <tgun at bioscrypt dot com>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 17:53:42 -0500
- Subject: RE: cron + network share(w/ full access?)
Please try running this diagnostic script
to see if it can help identify the cause
of your problem:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan London [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 11:38 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: cron + network share(w/ full access?)
> Hello and Happy New Year.
> Would it be possible to see your altered /etc/passwd?
> I must be doing something wrong. I've made my user
> have uid 18, put his entry before SYSTEM, and I still
> get the same 1062 error when starting the cron service
> as that user.
> I've been banging my head against the wall on the
> cron-job-accessing-network-shares problem for a couple
> days now :) I'm glad I found this thread, it's given
> me some hope.
> Can anyone verify that they've got this trick/hack to
> work in the current version of cygwin cron?
> Thanks in advance,
> > Right. Looks like 18 is hardwired in cron.
> > So after you create that user and update the
> /etc/passwd file you would need to edit
> > /etc/password and change the uid of the user to 18.
> With a little bit of luck
> > the setuid(18) will be a noop.
> > Try keeping the SYSTEM uid to 18, too, for now. It's
> probably hardwired too.
> > My head is spinning and I don't have the time to
> sort through all the implications.
> ok, changing the uid to 18 in the passwd file did it.
> thanks a lot!
> thanks to all the Cygwin developers, it's a fantastic
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