Recent security improvements breaks proftpd

Pierre A. Humblet
Thu Sep 18 15:06:00 GMT 2003

Jason Tishler wrote:
> Pierre,
> The following change breaks proftpd:
> By "breaks", I mean the following failure occurs when a user attempts
> to authenticate:
>     C:\Cygwin\usr\sbin\proftpd.exe: *** CreateFileMapping, Win32 error 5.  Terminating.
> I was able to workaround and isolate the problem with the attached
> "patch" -- that is reverting to the old behavior.
> Any ideas on how to fix the problem correctly?

This is unexpected. Will look into it.
A few questions:
- can you provide a trace?
- if not:
    what's the date of your cygwin?
    what kind of user are you authenticating?
    anything special needs to be done in proftp to reproduce?


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