Re: 4th set of permission bits?
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On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> There are two reasons:
> 1. No tools support manipulation of the fourth set of permission bits.
> 2. There is one more bit. If 0, for not-logged-in user the permission set
> of "other" is used. If 1, the fourth set is used. It is undecided if the
> this should probably be reversed (so the permissions for not logged in
> users are empty by default).
I'm not understanding the purpose of this extra bit determining whether the
other or 4th set permissions are used. Would it not be simpler to have
the 4th set of permissions default to being the same as the 3rd set and a user
can alter this 4th set if they feel it necessary?
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