[Samba] cygwin and linux permissions?

mikee mikee at mikee.ath.cx
Fri Feb 9 16:26:35 GMT 2007

On Fri, 09 Feb 2007, Tim Boneko might have said:

> mikee schrieb:
> >> On linux if I 'chmod 0600 $file' and then 'ls -l $file' on windows the
> >> file permissions still show 0644. No change, like the file permissions ar
> >> cached somewhere.
> I had the very same problem during the last weeks. I kept trying and
> testing and in the end i finally had working ACLs (hooray!), but this
> didn't help. I created a file from Windows and set the permissions
> really restrictive (like "0600", no access to anyone but me). OpenSSH
> still complained.
> My "solution": Putty. Runs perfectly now. Make sure to download the
> puttygen packet if you want to use your existing ssh keys - the program
> converts them to .ppk keys used in putty. Couldn't find any downsides
> except for the key conversion.
> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

Thanks for the reply. Very restrictive permissions are what I need. I think
the problem may be how cygwin is interpreting the windows/samba
permissions. I have a user that is ssh'ing into windows to compile an
application (they are developers). For this compiling the user's scripts
(Makefiles actually I think) ssh back to unix servers to do something. As
this is an automated script I need the ssh to go through without asking
for a password. This works unix-to-unix, bot not windows-to-unix.


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