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Re: openssh: privilege separation no longer supported on Cygwin? SURPRISE!




On Wed, 31 May 2017 09:27:02, cyg Simple wrote:

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> All of this talk of /etc/passwd leads me to point you to
> https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html.

cyg,

Do you want me to study that text a second, third, fourth or Xth time ...?

However, let me take another angle now ...

Active Directory is just Microsoft's version of the 'network database', a way
to keep housekeeping in a centralized manner (like NIS).

Agreed?

Anyone out there, who uses AD, in stead of /etc/{passwd,group}, and observes
that the grandchild of the listener is executed by user "sshd"?

Anyone out there, who uses AD, in stead of /etc/{passwd,group}, and is brave
enough to delete the sshd account? Is ssh still working?

Now you might say that I am "a bit aggressive" above (yes, I _do_ feel a bit
peevish). However I would like to see arguments that stick and/or proof that
shows me wrong.

Larry Hall replied with an argument, you did not (neither did Andrey Repin).

Regards,

Henri


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