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SubjectRe: The x Bit Problem
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.


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