why does cygwin default security setup give EVERYONE access everywhere?

Collin Grady cgrady@willamette.edu
Thu Dec 6 21:08:00 GMT 2001


     Just a thought, but try setting the CYGWIN environment variable to
contain ntsec, that should make it follow NT security settings, if I'm not
mistaken.
     Hope this helps,
     -Collin Grady

Shoot first, shoot again, shoot some more, take another shot, then try and
ask a question.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene C. Ruzicka" <gcruzicka@earthlink.net>
To: <cygwin@cygwin.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 8:25 PM
Subject: why does cygwin default security setup give EVERYONE access
everywhere?


> my pc uses windows 2000 professional, and my cygwin folder is
> C:\cygwin . i've been looking into giving co-workers access to
> the cygwin setup on my pc, but i've noticed something strange:
> it seems that the default security setup allows EVERYONE full
> access to the cygwin folder and all subfolders.  but i certainly
> don't want any user on my pc to have this sort of access, and
> to prevent that from happening, i'm going to have to rework
> the cygwin profiling.  i'm something of a pc newbie, and it's
> been rather painful sorting out just how to specify the
> security settings appropriately.
>
> it seems to me that it would have made far more sense to make
> the cygwin files have the same security profile(s) as any other
> file that happens to get installed on the system.  that way,
> it would be easy for me simply specify that any user would have
> full access to his own directories/subfolders, but only read/execute
> access to cygwin software, and no access whatsoever to the
> folders of another user.
>
> question: what was the reason for giving EVERYONE full access to
> the cygwin folder and everything in it?
>
> btw, i'll shortly be making another post regarding organizing user
> files that's partially related to this post.
>
> gene
>
>
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