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Re: domain and user localname conflict


Yes, I kind of did that already actually, I added a
"_AD" to all my account username. However this is what
I am getting when I open cygwin:

/usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: Permission denied
/usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: Permission denied
/usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: Permission denied
/usr/share/texmf/ls-R: Permission denied

user1_AD@laptop ~

This is the permission issue that's bugging me...

Thank you.
--- Igor Pechtchanski <> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Ling F. Zhang wrote:
> > I did the following after I install cygwin in my
> laptop (WINXP PRO),
> > which has both local account and domain account
> with the same username
> > (for example, both have user "admin"). Looks like
> if I log into Windows
> > locally and then use cygwin, everything is fine.
> When I log into domain
> > however, I can't do anything because I don't have
> permission to do
> > anything.
> >
> > yes, I already ran:
> > mkpasswd -d -l > /etc/passwd
> > mkgroup -d -l > /etc/group
> >
> > Any idea?
> Ling,
> If you have two accounts with the same name in
> /etc/passwd, only the first
> one is found when looking up by name.  The way it is
> invoked from the
> standard scripts (and the way you ran it),
> "mkpasswd" will put the local
> accounts first, so, if you try to log in through,
> say, ssh into the local
> machine with the "admin" account (as in your
> example), Cygwin will find
> the local "admin" first, and check the password
> accordingly.
> Fortunately, there is a solution.  Cygwin account
> names (those in
> /etc/passwd) don't have to correspond to Windows
> account names, as long as
> the SID (the long string of numbers and digits
> starting with "S-")
> matches.  So, you have two solutions: either move
> the local "admin" line
> down past the domain "admin" one (which will
> effectively "hide" it from
> look-ups by name) or rename it to something else
> (say, "local_admin") if
> you want to access it too.
> 	Igor
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