Users able to execute windows .exe though execute bit not set

David Brodbeck DavidB at
Tue Apr 1 14:44:13 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Drouet [mailto:nick at]

> I'm looking for some assistance regarding file permissions 
> and the inability
> to stop the execution of a file even though the execute 
> permission has not
> been set.

UNIX execute permission has no effect on the ability of Windows clients to
execute a program.  If they can read it, they can execute it.

This makes sense if you think about it -- even if you could stop them from
executing it on the server, they could still just copy it to a local drive
and execute it if they had read permissions.

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