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

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Tue Apr 1 18:02:57 GMT 2003

>Perhaps you can explain how you would achieve your goals if the server was
>running Windows 2000 Server. If you can demonstrate a pure Windows
>solution maybe we could match that with Samba.
John, I've checked it out and this is a real difference between Samba and
NT or 2k.  NT/2k both check the X permission, and we don't, because we rely
on open(), and you can't request X access on open()...

Jim McDonough
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