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From: Hans Reiser <>
To: Grant Miner <>
Subject: Re: The x Bit Problem
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 15:44:37 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Grant Miner wrote:

> 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.
The right solution is to have a separate readdir permission, so that a 
file-directory can be not executable but be listable, and vice-versa.  
The problem comes from overloading the bit and also changing whether 
objects can be simultaneously files and directories.


      parent reply	other threads:[~2003-12-05 12:44 UTC|newest]

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2003-12-05  5:24           ` Grant Miner
2003-12-05  8:07             ` Bob
2003-12-05 12:30               ` Tomasz Rola
2003-12-05 14:04                 ` Tomasz Rola
2003-12-05 12:44             ` Hans Reiser [this message]

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