NTFS vs. Samba

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Tue Aug 31 16:31:00 GMT 2004


On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Larry Hall wrote:

> At 09:29 AM 8/31/2004, Corinna wrote:
> >On Aug 31 09:18, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 09:07:09AM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> >> >Well, after sending my e-mail I had second thoughts for the same reason
> >> >as you.  Then I decided that although it may break installations, there
> >> >must always be a workaround, because everything I know can be made to
> >> >work on 9x.  But that requires change to installations, which can be a
> >> >pain.  So given that ntea exists and that we are really only talking
> >> >about small changes, I would keep it after all.  But don't put it back
> >> >if you have already removed it!
> >>
> >> It would certainly break things for people who rely on setting
> >> permissions on a FAT partition.
> >
> >True.  I'd suggest to keep it for 1.5.11, at least.

Right, though the NTEA permissions are probably mostly used to fool
programs like ssh that expect them.  No additional security issues will
arise if StrictModes is turned off in /etc/sshd_config.  Perhaps a cygwin
postinstall script can be used to fix that?

> >> Maybe we need a survey on the cygwin list.
> >
> >*shudder*
>
> I can hear the printing presses getting ready to churn out the "I want
> my NTEA!" shirts and signs. ;-)

"Money for nothing and ...".  I wonder if they could get Sting to sing
that? ;-)
	Igor
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