CygWin Security & Performance Issues

David Law david.law@apconsult.de
Thu Aug 12 13:51:00 GMT 2010


Please don't...
... waste peoples time with meaningless acronyms.

Best regards,
DaveLaw

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Subject: Re: CygWin Security & Performance Issues
Sent: Thu, 12 Aug 2010
From: Corinna Vinschen<corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com>

> 
> 
> Please don't http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU
> 
> 
> On Aug 12 14:33, David Law wrote:
> > Did anyone have any thoughts about the security side of the question:
> > do I have more, less or exactly the same rights?
> 
> Yes.  Cygwin is just a user space DLL, not an OS.  If you're an admin
> user not running under UAC or in an elevated shell, it *might* appear
> that you have more rights than other, native Win32 apps.  However,
> that's not the case.  The native apps just don't use their rights
> effectively.
> 
> 
> Corinna
> 
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> Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
> Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
> Red Hat
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