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Bug: logging in via telnet: no user environment variables; cscript can't be executed

When I log into a computer via cygwin telnet, I do get the system
environment variables.
But I do not get the user environment variables.
This is true for at least the following cygwin versions:
CYGWIN_NT-5.0 HLNX-SRV 1.3.12(0.54/3/2) 2002-07-03 16:42  and
CYGWIN_NT-4.0 MMI-PCWIC 1.3.5(0.47/3/2) 2001-11-11 19:01

I'd propose to build it into cygwin that you get the user user variables
when being logged in via telnet.

A workaround that I've used for this consisted of a VisualBasic-Script, that
was called in the /etc/profile and that copied the
user-environment-variables to
a little file which then was sourced from the /etc/profile.
This worked well with the cygwin1.dll 1.3.5, but does not work anymore with
1.3.12. The Visual-Basic-Interpreter cscript.exe that reads the user
can not be executed when logged in via telnet with cygwin1.dll 1.3.12.

When I try to execute cscript.exe when I'm logged in via telnet,
an error message window pops up on the server that says something like
Title: "cscript.exe Error in Application"
Text: "The application could not be initialized correctly (0xc0000005) Click
on OK for terminating the
(As I use a german windows, the original error msg is in german; this
translation is by me and
may differ from the original english message.)

The cscript-Bug is due to the cygwin1.dll, not to the telnet package or
anything else:
When I copy only the old cygwin1.dll 1.3.5 over a
cscript may be started.


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