Windows98 + inetutils

Olle Olsson
Tue Sep 22 06:22:00 GMT 1998

Being able to mimic an  ordinary Unix way of handling users/groups/passwords/... via
"/etc"-files seems like useful approach. The core API functionality remains the same
to a large extent, the difference is only in where things are stored and updated.

To what extent can one have *one* implementation of the API? What if there are /etc
files on an NT, should these or the NT-owned structures be used. Presumably, as
Windows95 (Windows98?) is weak on security, the NT-way of handling it should be used
on the NT, while on Windows9x the file-based approach is taken. This would enable a
wider portability, something that simplifies management of the system.


Hilton Fernandes wrote:

> On 13 Sep 98 at 22:31, Stipe Tolj <> wrote:
> > > But it gets the password from the NT SAM !
> >
> > yes, it does on NT. But since I'm on an Win98 box, I'm using a patched login.c
> > file in my case.
> >
> Hello Stipe,
> that would be a good addition to CygWin.  It add one more feature
> for the poor Win 9X user, previously available only for the NT
> users.
> What Cygnus people think about it?
> Regards,
> --Hilton
> > --
> > Stipe Tolj <>

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