A suggestion

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Sun Dec 2 15:24:00 GMT 2001


----- Original Message -----
From: "Milscvaer" <millueradfa@yahoo.com>
To: <cygwin@cygwin.com>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 7:11 AM
Subject: A suggestion


> Hello,
>
> I greatly enjoy and apprieciate using the Cygwin
> system. I find it to be an extremely useful and
> important software.

Excellent.

> I have  a few suggestions on how it could be further
> improved.

There are some issues with what you describe.

* Win9x has no interprocess security. ANY security can be bypassed with
~3 Win32 system calls.
* On NT FAT drives, using Cygwin=NTEA will give you a similar result to
what you describe.

Lastly, there is an existing standard for putting *nix overlays onto a
FAT drive. It's called UMSDOS, and I've a patch set for cygwin floating
around somewhere that goes some way towards implementing it.

Rob



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