Permissions issue

John J. LeMay Jr. jlemay at
Tue Jul 27 18:58:36 GMT 1999

I would agree that NT most likely cannot do this. In my many years with
NT, the best we have even done is "tree limiting". We've never had a
request for that level security either though!

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On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Charles Homan wrote:

> >With regard to NT, you can use file/directory permissions to limit access
> >to specific directories below a sharepoint. The connecting user would
> >still be able to see the list of directories, but they could not access
> >directories that they did not have permission to. Quite different and
> >possibly confusing to someone coming from Unix to NT. I don't know - I
> >learned NT first!
> Hmm, what I'm trying to do is a little more complicated than just "this is
> the furthest down the tree you can go".  I want to hide the file names from
> simple browsing, but still have the ability to read the files if I already
> know the names.  Kind of like the hidden attribute, but without the ability
> for a non-owner to ever see the file names.
> Can NT do that?  My research seems to show that it cannot, and that to be
> able to read a file in NT, you must be able to see its name.  Disappointing.
> :( Can anyone confirm or deny that that is the case?
> Thanks again!
> /charles
> Charles Homan
> Sr. Systems & Network Administrator
> Opus Telecom LLC

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