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Re: Fwd: Re: cron and NT domains
- From: Don Dwiggins <dond at advancedmp dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: 23 Jul 2002 08:43:09 -0700
- Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: cron and NT domains
- References: <20020723104728.A13588@cygbert.vinschen.de>
Corinna Vinschen writes:
> On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 07:23:30PM -0700, David MacMahon wrote:
>> So are you saying that IF one is running Win 2K or XP AND using an
>> active directory server AND the active directory server is configured to
>> disallow anonymous access, THEN cygwin apps like cron and sshd are
>> unable to switch user context to a domain user without a password?
> I'm thinking about a small patch which would allow you to work with only
> the user data given in /etc/passwd and /etc/group to change user context.
FWIW, from my playing around with cron, it seems that it _does_ switch
context to a domain user -- sort of. In particular, doing an "id" in the
script started by cron showed me the domain user's uid and SYSTEM's gid;
however, the script couldn't mount a network drive with "net use" unless the
password was supplied. It seems as though you're a domain user, but with
only access to the local machine.
Don Dwiggins "The truth will make you free,
email@example.com but first it will make you miserable"
-- Tom DeMarco
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