Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Mon Dec 8 16:06:00 GMT 2003

On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 01:27:30PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Dec  8 14:14, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
>> Good idea, except that I'd personally prefer a mount point in stead of a 
>> symlink but that's just personal preference.. (Personally, I'd prefer that
>> the Cygwin DLL make /WINDOWS a "magical" mountpoint to the likeness of 
>> /dev, /proc, etc. so as to make it completely transparent and make sure no
>> user can "accidentally" remove the symlink, so as to make sure that the
>> programs can actually rely on it being there and on it to behave as a "normal"
>> directory..)
>Yes, that's a good idea, too.  And it also would remove a potential
>security problem if anybody could redirect the /WINDOWS link to some
>tainted directory.

Except that we're going to be moving away from magical mountpoints now that
mknod works.


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