ntsec: changing the everyone user

Larry Hall cygwin-lh@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 15 14:56:00 GMT 2003

At 07:58 AM 9/15/2003, Chris Rodgers you wrote:
>I have hunted on the web for a while trying to find a solution, but to no
>avail. If any of you can help me, I'd appreciate it.
>I am using Cygwin on Windows 2000 with the NTsec permissions enabled on an
>NTFS volume. My problem is that some of the Cygwin tools I use require
>certain files to be world readable or even world read-writable. Currently,
>this translates to giving the "Everyone" user read or even read-write access
>within C:\cygwin. Is there a way to map the unix "other" permissions onto a
>different Windows 2000 user/group in order to close up this security hole?

What Cygwin tools are causing you this perceived problem?  I don't think
that you could solve the issue you have with your proposed solution.  But 
I'm also not convinced that you have the problem you think you do, at least
not without more information about what you're doing and seeing.  See 

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