[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1

Habermann, Dave (DA) DAHabermann@dow.com
Wed Oct 22 13:35:00 GMT 2014


Read through https://cygwin.com/preliminary-ntsec.html and in general found it to be quite useful.  I'm hoping to do some testing perhaps later this week or early next.  I have a couple of questions:

1) Any thoughts about the rough timing of this "going live"?

2) The documentation says (as I read it): Well-known/builtin accounts named as in Windows, then (for domain member) "Local machine accounts of a domain member machine get a Cygwin user name the same way as accounts from another domain: The local machine name gets prepended".  As I read this, cyg_serv account (under which I currently run SSHD) would now have a new name MYMACHINE+cyg_serv.  Am I reading this correctly?  Is there some reconfiguration I'll need to do to get SSHD to run properly?

3) I also read "Cygwin implements the Solaris API to access Windows ACLs in a Unixy way" (although your email says "Revamp Solaris ACL implementation to more closely work like POSIX ACLs are supposed to work").  So is it Solaris or is it POSIX, and if Solaris then I wonder why since it seems that everywhere else you've tried to be as POSIX as possible.

Thanks for all your hard work on this, I will certainly be one of the benefactors (12 Mb group file, takes hours to refresh so not done since this time last year).

Dave





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