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Re: Cygwin services using uid 400, not SYSTEM. Why?

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006, Shaddy Baddah wrote:

> Hi again,
> On 7/20/2006 1:30 AM, Shaddy Baddah wrote:
> > I'm so sorry I didn't pick up on this earlier. Thanks for your
> > attention. If you have any ideas on the UID 400 problem, I'd still be
> > very interested to hear what was happening on that.
> One last bit of diagnosis. In my earlier email, I claimed that the
> displaying of UID 400 instead of SYSTEM was solved after running
> cygserver-config.
> Well, I got a little muddled. I finally got back to the original system
> that I experienced the problem on (now perhaps not really so much a
> problem as I thought. I'll elaborate).
> The attachment is a log of commands that I executed that highlights the
> problem very clearly. You will see that after running *exim-config* (not
> cygserver-config), the Cygwin services correctly display as uid SYSTEM,
> and not 400.
> Looking at the exim-config script, I am totally bewildered how this
> could have had any effect on the problem. It looks quite tame (in terms
> of editing rights, etc...). Perhaps someone might have better insight
> into this.
> I am now also not so sure that the processes showing UID 400 was really
> a problem in the first place. In my earlier email, inetd was not working
> because of an unrelated problem. I am actually trying to reproduce the
> problem now, and just ascertain if there was a *rights* problem
> associated, as it did very much appear to me to be earlier.

Cygwin programs display UIDs as they appear in /etc/passwd.  Is your
/etc/passwd up-to-date?
      |\      _,,,---,,_ |
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_		Igor Peshansky, Ph.D. (name changed!)
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		old name: Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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