The x Bit Problem

From: Grant Miner
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 00:25:10 EST

An interesting thing I discovered is that Windows simply ignores the 'x' bit (I should say the Windows equivalent of the 'x' bit, called "traverse folder / execute file"), but there is a policy setting that overrides this attribute.

I know users get tripped up on this a lot in Unix, like when they don't understand why the webserver can't read their public_html directory. It might be a good option for Linux.

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