Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Mon Oct 11 14:24:00 GMT 2004

On Oct 11 07:58, Jason Tishler wrote:
> Anyway, I found a workaround that may give some hints to the root cause.
> If I give Everyone read access to all keys along the following registry
> path:
>     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2
> then the proftpd login succeeds.
> This problem seems to be similar to one of the issues I found with exim:
>     If the user "exim" is defined, it (or its group, or Everyone) needs
>     to have execute access to exim and the dlls it uses, as well as read
>     access to the registry keys (check with regedt32)
>      1. HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock\Parameters
>      2. HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters
>      Lack of access causes the respective error messages
>      1. IPv4 socket creation failed: Operation not permitted
>      2. cannot find smtp/tcp service when starting daemon

I think there's nothing we can do about that.  If there's no local
user profile and the user isn't logged in locally, there's no valid
HKEY_CURRENT_USER entry.  Then you must be able to rely on HKLM.
Or do I miss something?


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