Fwd: Fwd: Switching to posix with no acl

Jim McNamara nefariousscheme@gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 02:08:04 GMT 2020

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From: Jim McNamara <nefariousscheme@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Switching to posix with no acl
To: René Berber <rene.berber@gmail.com>

On Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 7:17 PM René Berber via Cygwin <cygwin@cygwin.com>

> On 11/14/2020 12:37 PM, Jim McNamara via Cygwin wrote:
> > Since there are no adduser or addgroup, I guess I'd create those files
> > manually off /etc.
> I think the recommended way is using the mkpasswd command.  Actually the
> recommended procedure is not to use anything.
> Just run that command and take a look at the output.  You have to filter
> out most lines, only add the user you want.
> Now run it with --help, you'll see you can list 'local' users AND domain
> users.  I put quotes on local because you can also specify local to
> which computer (as long as it is running SMB, I think).
> Its about the same for groups: mkgroup.
> Hope this helps a little.
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> R.Berber
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Hi  R. Berber-

Thanks for the cool info. Can't wait to check it out :-)


Hi R.

Yes. 'The recommendation is to not use anything.'

There are too many accounts specific to the OS like SYSTEM.

I think they serve a purpose. e.g. a process can run as system.

I vote for leaving well enough alone on this one.

I will just set permission at command line in mintty for stuff like ssh
authorized_keys etc. and not touch permission outside of mintty.

Have a cool night.


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