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Copy Inhibit In NetWare 4.11

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Greetings,

Is there anyway to disallow users from copying files from the NetWare directory if he has filescan and write access or   filescan access rights only to that directory ?

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If he has write access then the user will be able to copy files.  If he/she only has filescan then they can't copy - all they will get is a file listing - they can't actually read the file.  Just ensure that they aren't inheriting rights - if you have a specific directory that you do not want people copying files from, then either make explicit trustee or adjust IRFs.
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by:JBirkmann
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If you can read (open) a file, you can copy it!
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by:calger
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Exactly, if you can Read it.  File scan doesn't actually allow for the reading of the file - it will just show you the file info from the directory tables.
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by:danfoo
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Yes, tested it, whenever you are granted read access you can always copy the file. Now, is there an option to disable copy only and users have all other rights ? The objective is to disallow copying of files from certain NetWare files/directories only. The concern here is without read access, users will have problem running an application that require read access to the files/directories.

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In this case, JBirkman is 100% correct - if they can read the file - they can copy it.  So, unfortunately, your answer is "no".  If they have to be able to read the file to run an application - then they most certainly WILL be able to copy it.
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by:danfoo
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OK, so unless that is a third party utility that could implement copy inhibit with all other NetWare rights granted, there is no tools from Novell to do it.

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by:gilee
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Actually in Novell 3.12 it's already implemented by just giving the right copy inhibit to the file.
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by:danfoo
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I wonder why copy inhibit was not implemented in 4.x

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