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RE: security and cygwin
- From: "Koskie, Sarah" <skoskie at iupui dot edu>
- To: "Cygwin List" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 11:08:57 -0500
- Subject: RE: security and cygwin
> >Are there any other security related issues I should know about? I
> >to assume that cygwin as installed is safe until I have time to look
> >into it, so I am hoping that my faith is not misplaced.
> Strange that you should ask this question now, since you admit to
> Cygwin prior to all this and apparently this wasn't a concern then.
> matter. See the FAQ entry:
> How secure is Cygwin in a multi-user environment?
Thanks, but that does not answer my question. I do not know what
daemons are running. I did not start any. I assume some are started in
the installation process but I don't know how to find out which they
are. I just searched the FAQs for any other mention of "daemon" and
found none. I have also checked the User's guide but it does not seem
to contain any relevant info that I can see. There should never be any
users logged in remotely to my cygwin and if there is something I have
to do to enforce that, that's part of what I want to know. I should
also be the only one using sftp, ssh, etc. With the previous version of
cygwin, I was able to sftp and ssh from cygwin to other machines but not
from other machines to my desktop computer. I hope that is still the
case. I'll check it eventually, but as mentioned, I have a
more-than-full time job as other than an UNIX programmer or system
administrator and I cannot just stop and spend a month setting up
cygwin. In the past I didn't have to. The lack of relevant
documentation and the complexity of the current setup and install
process are extremely frustrating.
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