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Re: permission denied for Remsh on Windows 2000 Server
- From: "Alejandro Lopez-Valencia" <dradul at etb dot net dot co>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 06:34:39 -0500
- Subject: Re: permission denied for Remsh on Windows 2000 Server
- Organization: House of Cuckoo
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
El Wed, 17 Dec 2003 16:44:34 +0530, Amit RATHEE escribiÃ en el mensaje
I have a domain with many users and I try to enumerate the userid .It
out to be 193456 by cygwin.Now I delete the entries from passwd file and
make the UID very short i.e. 19 and when I log in as user it shows me the
Holy Mother of the Deity!
Phew! That was close!
Everything works well if I do the same above activities with the uid less
than the 65356 no. generated by cygwin.
If you read the contents of /etc/passwd, you'll notice that cygwin uses
the UID numbers generated by Windows, you just can't go about putting in
anything you like there. On the other hand 19 is a system reserved UID,
both in Windows *and* Unix; you may use it but you will be opening a
security hole big enough to drive the Titanic through your system without
knocking an iceberg.
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