Cygwin and firewalls (FAQ alert)

Igor Pechtchanski
Tue Jun 21 17:56:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, 21 Jun 2005, René Berber wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > Another thing to mention is the fact that programs other than firewalls
> > might have that behavior (notably Norton Ghost and various antivirus
> > programs).

Two points, addressed separately.

> Norton Ghost?  That one is a hard disk duplication program, nothing to
> do with firewalls or antivirus.

Umm, I did say "programs other than firewalls", and "...and various
antivirus programs", which puts Norton Ghost in neither category, AFAICS.

> I've never seen problems with it and Cygwin.
> Just to clarify.

True, my mistake.  Norton Ghost is the one that screws up the PATH by
putting in quoted entries.  The one I meant was Google Desktop Search,
which locked files intermittently (see the recent report by Gary Van
Sickle: <>).
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