The eternal uid issue

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jul 30 13:10:00 GMT 2014

On Jul 29 15:36, D. Boland wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > The permissions of the home folder are set to 01777 by default (S_ISVTX
> > bit!).  Since we can't rely on central administration for Cygwin, this
> > allows a user to create her own homedir automatically at first start of
> > a Cygwin shell.
> > 
> > You might consider to disable this full patch check in sendmail for
> > Cygwin.  Is there some configuration flag, maybe?
> > 
> If I make the 'Users' group owner of the /home folder and remove the world-writable
> bit, Sendmail doesn't complain anymore. I found out that everybody who is logged on,
> will be put in the 'Users' group anyway. 

Uhm... that works for you, but you can't rely on that for a sendmail
package.  You'd have to deal with the default 01777 /home as well.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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