[windows2000] Re: Naïve security question

  • From: "Ray at home" <listray@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 23:19:44 -0500

That sums it up pretty well.  Thanks a lot Drew.

Ray at home

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Drew Shriner

> 
> It's another MS dream. It's not a terrible idea for home users that
> don't know what they're doing. But in a corporate setting or on a
> network, it's a very bad idea.
> 
> Basically, simple file sharing prevents user access to file 
> permissions.
> Windows uses its own logic to permit/deny access to files (some of
> them).
> 
> For example - windows by default does not let any users access other
> users personal files. But it does let everyone access the 
> "shared files"
> folder. If you turn off simple file sharing, you can manually set file
> permissions, use encryption, etc.
> 
> Note that I don't know a lot about this... the above is just from what
> I've concluded by personal experience.
> 
> Drew

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