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bug#4197: 23.1; error when try to run `server-start': directory .emacs.d

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#4197: 23.1; error when try to run `server-start': directory .emacs.d/server is unsafe
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:35:15 +0300

> Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 17:53:15 +0800
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Cc: 
> Yes. The security feature of emacsclient should probably be abstracted 
> so that appropriate methods for the platform can be used.  Then on 
> Windows (NT) we could use Security Descriptors directly without relying 
> on the filesystem to be secure.

Sorry, I don't quite understand your suggestion.  NT file security
cannot be used on FAT32 volumes, even if the OS is of the NT family
(Windows 2000, XP, etc.).  So, if you meant to use the NT file
security as the back-end of the abstraction you propose, that back-end
will be inoperable on FAT32 volumes, even for Windows XP.

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