Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1999/01/07/18:13:16

From: corinna DOT vinschen AT cityweb DOT de (Corinna Vinschen)
Subject: Re: mount table question
7 Jan 1999 18:13:16 -0800 :
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To: Geoffrey Noer <noer AT cygnus DOT com>, cygwin32-developers AT cygnus DOT com

Geoffrey Noer wrote:
> My original tentative plan was to aim for this:
> * There will be two levels of mount points.  In order of evaluation:
>         -- User mount table (from registry, stored in DLL memory).
>         -- Global mount table (from registry, stored separately in DLL
>            memory).
>   By having both types of mounts use the same type of internal
>   table, we can keep the path code simpler.
> * //<drive>/ magic will die a painful death.

:) I will cry at the open grave! :)

> [...]
> I don't want installation of the Cygwin system to require
> administrator privs.  It seems easy to deal with security issues by
> using the registry.

I think, it should not be _required_ to have admin privs, but nevertheless,
it should be _possible_ for admin, to disallow the usage of user mount
tables, also, if admin doesn't use M$ Tools! To support this via the
`mount(1)' command would be appreciated. A simple new registry key under
HKLM with bool value is enough! This wouldn't be too hard, would it?


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