Security Dialouges from Windows 9x

mark at mark at
Sat Aug 4 13:13:20 GMT 2001

I was under the impression (and still am, after reading the docs at that the 'user' permission is the permission for the owner 
of the file.  I therefore, too, can not understand why the user has 
permission to take ownership of the file.  

Let me clarify the situation with another example:

Create a file as root, and using dialouges, set no access to 'Everybody':

# file: New Text Document.txt
# owner: root
# group: root

Log in as p1, try to edit and save file, 'Access is denied'.  Click 'take 
ownership' button (still as p1).

server:/var/www# getfacl *
# file: New Text Document.txt
# owner: p1
# group: root

Now that the owner is p1, p1 now gets the 'user' permissions, and can edit 
the file.

Doing the same thing in Windows 2000, p1 does not seemingly have permission 
to take ownership.  This would be the behaviour I would expect.  

Now, modifying permissions of a file on a Windows 2000 Workstation using the 
dialogues in Windows 95:

After setting permissions for 'Everyone' as read only as root (who is a Admin 
on the 2000 system), logging into the domain as p1, and trying to take 
ownership 'Access is denied', which to me, is the expected behaviour.  Is 
this right?

And please could someone verify the meaning of the 'user' permissions in the 
posix acls

Hope this has been helpful,

Many Thanks


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