WinXP users without password and cygwin_logon_user

Corinna Vinschen cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 5 04:12:00 GMT 2002


On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 08:50:26PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Pavel Tsekov [mailto:ptsekov@syntrex.com] 
> > Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 7:52 PM
> > To: cygwin@cygwin.com
> > Subject: WinXP users without password and cygwin_logon_user
> > 
> > 
> > Hello, there! :)
> > 
> > I want to raise this issue again... In short
> > on my WinXP Home cygwin_logon_user fails to log
> > users without password set (or empty passwords - I dont know 
> > which is correct to be said). Is this a known issue ? The 
> > failed Win32 API is LogonUser. I red the MSDN docu on this 
> > API but it was of no help at all... I've tried several 
> > different ways to call LogonUser but to no avail:(
> > 
> > This issue affects the instructions in the inetutils README 
> > file which say that to run anonymous ftp you either have to 
> > use Guest or create an account without password named (or 
> > mapped) ftp. Still Guest is allowed without pass by 
> > LogonUser, but not any other accounts...
> 
> There is a policy setting - prevent logons with blank passwords except
> for console users. You could try flipping that and see what happens.

XP Home has no tool to change policies.  It must have the policies 
stored somewhere, though.  I guess it should be possible to write
your own tool to change policies using the normal Lsa policy calls.

Corinna

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