Security dialogues from Win9x

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Sat Aug 4 02:08:11 GMT 2001

>Ok, I'm showing my ignorance here, but since he is logging on as p1, and
>not as root, why would the user::rwx entry give him access to take
>I don't see the point of the user:p1 acl if you aren't going to give him
>access, but I don't see where the user::rwx entry would give him the
>ability to take ownership....time to experiment and learn, Jim.
>Unfortunately, this isn't an issue with the Win9x changes I submitted, so
>I'm in over my head here...

Ahh, soo desu nee......<light bulb goes on>

Just a lack of understanding of POSIX acls on my part and Mark's.  Any good
suggested reading to help us out?

Let me see if I've got this straight...the user:: acl gives ANY user its
permissions.  Then I have to ask what the point of "other" is when at first
glance it seems like the generic user:: acl would do the trick.  A deeper
understanding will help.  Smack me.

Jim McDonough
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