cygwin 1.5.6 release notes - comments needed
Mon Dec 15 13:01:00 GMT 2003
On Dec 14 23:35, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Corinna, Pierre, could you add some lines detailing your security
> changes and, if needed, flesh out my descriptions of your changes?
My changes are:
- Drop using of statically sized buffers for ACLs and security descriptors.
- Accomodate GENERIC permission bits in ACLs (Corinna Vinschen)
> - Implement mknod. (Christopher Faylor)
Didn't you say you drop this one until FIFO's are working?
> - Disallow filenames consisting of more than two dots. (Corinna Vinschen)
Perhaps better "Disallow filenames consisting entirely of dots"?
> - Implement tmpfile64. (Corinna Vinschen)
I'd prefer "Make tmpfile 64 bit aware." Otherwise the next question is
"I tried to use the tmpfile64 function but I got a link error"...
> - Implement fcntl64. (Corinna Vinschen)
> - ** Corinna talk about passwd options here, please? ***
- Implement new options for passwd(1):
-c/-C User must not/may change password.
-e/-E User's password never expires/expires according to aging rules.
-p/-P Password not required/is required for user.
- Implement missing POSIX SEM calls sem_open, sem_close, sem_timedwait
and sem_getvalue. (Corinna Vinschen)
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