sshd: solution to the SID change problem ?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 2 15:29:00 GMT 2005


On Dec  2 10:25, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Ludovic Drolez wrote:
> 
> > Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > On Dec  2 12:50, Ludovic Drolez wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > Since I do not want to update '/etc/passwd' each time the SID changes
> > > > (sysprep deployment for example), I wanted to know if I can modify my
> > > > /etc/passwd like this:
> > > >
> > > > Administrator:unused_by_nt/2000/xp:544:544:U-Administrator,S-1-5-32-544:/home/Administrator:/bin/bash
> > > >
> > > > Or assign any other well know SID to the user ? S-1-5-18 ?
> > > >
> > > > Sshd seems to work well, but does it have any side effects on cygwin and
> > > > windows?
> > >
> > >
> > > You can hurt your /etc/passwd as you like as long as it works.  It
> > > won't affect native Windows apps usually, unless you make some bad
> >
> > So having the same SID for the user and unix group won't make cygwin (and
> > windows) go crazy ?
> 
> AFAIK, Windows groups are actually compound users.

Huh?!?


Corinna

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