[Esd-l] macro scanner: defang instead of refuse

Scott Taylor scott at dctchambers.com
Wed Jun 5 13:00:02 PDT 2002

At 10:50 AM 05/06/2002, you wrote:
>On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 04:53, Floyd Pierce wrote:
> > Your lack of knowledge regarding Unix permissions must be legendary.
>Instead of getting into a DSW, can we keep this list informative? I

DSW?  Deutsche Server Wirtschaftsethik?

>already know how Unix permissions work. I need to know if it's possible
>to teach a non-technical NT/2k/XP workstation user how to use local
>ACL's to share files selectively.

Teach regular users to use Windoze Explorer to manage their own files is a 
tough job.  For some, next to impossible, they want the computer to do all 
the thinking for them.

>In the case I'm currently working with, each company site has its own
>domain, and all are connected by a VPN-based WAN, with trust
>relationships between the domains. A user at a local workstation creates
>a document and wants to share it with local users and users at other
>company sites (ie. in other 2k trusted domains). The selection of users
>is ad-hoc and spur of the moment. What does he do?

Call the SysAdmin and ask to be added to the domain, or email the document 
to the user or group that needs it.

>The current solution
>is email. How can we improve on this?

That user needs to belong to the group that the domain belongs to, then it 
will automagically work.  Users in NT domains can only give permissions 
based on their own:
   Domain = Toronto
   Group  = Accounting, Users
can set permissions to Toronto.Accounting, Toronto.users, Everybody, 
Global, but not to NewYork.Accounting unless the user belongs to domain 
NewYork; they would have to use Global.Everybody or email.

So, what's the Procmail question here?

Maybe you should ask in an NT Admins group, you'll probably get a better 
answer than I or any Net/Mail/Security/Sys Admins could give you.


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