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Security objects and Parameters Issues in Windows and Linux

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 47 - Number 25
Year of Publication: 2012
Sanjay Kumar Anand
Sudesh Kumar Prajapat

Sanjay Kumar Anand and Sudesh Kumar Prajapat. Article: Security objects and Parameters Issues in Windows and Linux. International Journal of Computer Applications 47(25):20-23, June 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sanjay Kumar Anand and Sudesh Kumar Prajapat},
	title = {Article: Security objects and Parameters Issues in Windows and Linux},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {47},
	number = {25},
	pages = {20-23},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


In any operating system, various objects are existed which are graphically shown to the users on his/her operating system. Each object has a security attributes that identifies its access control list. This list has an entry for each system user with access privileges. Reading the files (or all the files in a directory), writing the file or files and execute the file or files (if it is an executable file, or program) are most common privileges included. Thus, an Access Control List (ACL) is a table that tells a computer which user has to given the access rights for a particular system object, such as a file directory or individual file. Each operating system uses the access control list but in different manner. Linux operating system is based on the POSIX ACL and Windows O/S (Microsoft Windows NT/2000) is based on the ACL. This paper presents the analysis of Linux POSIX ACL and the Windows ACL, based on the various parameters.


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