ntsec odds and ends

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Feb 6 18:27:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 07:24:13PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 01:10:33PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> No problem, I'll rewrite this (after actually looking at the code this
>> time).  However, at least on my machine, most of the files, especially in
>> /cygdrive/c, are owned by the Administrators group.  If it's not in
>> /etc/passwd, most files show up with "????????" for the user, which is not
>> very informative...
>Sure but in this case the admins group is treated as a user since it's
>in the user entry of the file's security descriptor.
>I think we never get that right.  The problem is that the ls entries
>only are 8 chars long, not enough to be really informative.  Whatever
>you put in there ("unknown", "????????", "mkpasswd", "run mkpa",
>"dumbass"), you will deterministically get confused users.

Hey.  "dumbass".  That may be the best suggstion yet.  I'd definitely
want to get rid of that if I saw it!  I'd probably spend some time
researching how to do it.

I like it!


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