Bill C. Riemers
Wed May 14 16:20:00 GMT 2003

You might want to re-examine that solution.  In general I found ownerships
under Cygwin are inconsistent, and do not work correctly.  The one set of
permissions that seems to work consistently
under XP and Win2k for files that would normally be root.wheel under BSD is
SYSTEM.None ownership, with permissions 755 group:Administrators:rwx or 644
group:Administrators:rw- for executable v.s. none executable respectively.
The main reason for the group ownership None, is some software packages
complain if privileged directories or key files are group writable,
regardless of what group you choice.  For example, sshd will complain about
files in /etc, and directories /var/empty, /home/*, /home/*/.ssh .


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Corinna Vinschen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 4:41 AM
Subject: Re: ITP: ProFTPD

> On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 10:22:06AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > - Add an empty /var/proftpd directory or let the postinstall script
> >   create it.
> Oh, and chown it to system.admins in the postinstall script!  Otherwise
> proftpd refuses to run.
> Corinna
> -- 
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