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From Stipe Tolj <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] 1.3: htdocs/manual/cygwin.html and references to it
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2001 16:46:22 GMT
> It possibly makes more sense simply to disable aliases on a cygwin-ed system.  If you
> for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem you
> will find a bunch of useful info.

I'll check this.

> Two warnings, one, you can't assume that a short~1.nam contains a '~', since that can
> be turned off and is never used on Novell and some other network agents.  Second,
> because of all the other 'uncanoncial' ways MS munges names (mapping trailing
> periods and spaces to nothing, and accepting them always), you may need to simply
> get the file listing and compare the strings.  In short, it sucks.

I have seen src/os/util_win32.c contains some code on that. I suppose it is possible to use
for Cygwin too?!?!

> I'd like to change your comment slightly, to suggest something like
> "The Win32 port of Apache is built on it's own, custom code within Apache to assure
> compliance with the Windows operating systems.  While it is considered release quality,
> it is slower and less thoroughly tested than the Unix ports.  The Cygwin alternative
> uses the well tested unix code, but may suffer from gaps in security or reliability
> due to the interaction of the Cygwin compatibility layer to the native Windows API,
> and is therefore considered beta quality at present.  The Cygwin port is provided
> particularly to assist developers from Unix, or targeting Unix, by offering a
> near-identical implementation of the Unix Apache server.  The Win32 port is
> recommended for all production sites on Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers."
> Could you live with that summary?

basiclly yes, but I would like to consider the Cygwin port -- if the security hole is fixed
as an true aternative to Win32 and not simply a Unix-like feature.

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