From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain bluetree.ie)
Date: Wed 25 Aug 1999 - 16:50:13 IST
Paul Jakma wrote:
> file atttributes. but NT also has Access Control Lists which can be applied
> to files. Like unix groups but more expansive.
Ahhh, but have you every tried to program with NT's security APIs?
It's a mess. It looks like it's designed to be the most flexible
security system this side of the galaxy, but boy does it get complex.
I use to think VMS's ACL system services were a pain until I saw these...
It's no wonder commercial app developers don't do sensible things like
use proper file protection. It's just too damn difficult.
Kenn (who has spent _way_ too much time with NT security lately...)
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