Avoiding /etc/passwd and /etc/group scans

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@ieee.org
Tue Oct 22 10:35:00 GMT 2002

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I've checked this in.  If this solves the majority of the ntsec complaints,
> I may even send you a medal.
> If I had any idea that turning on ntsec by default would cause this much
> pain, I don't think I would have considered it.

Thanks. By the way the patch can be tested by screwing up the passwd file.
Delete your sid or (more simply) add a "," at the end. Everything should
still work as before for you, if your Windows name == Cygwin name, except 
you will be unable to ssh into the system. 
You can also delete your passwd entry altogether.

I keep watching the list and I have identified other solvable 
issues. I have fixes, but they are more substantial than this patch. 
I was going to to submit them after Corinna comes back, as they
overlap the uid == gid patch I had sent just before she left.


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