what is traverse? I don't get it.

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 New Users' started by Jacques Koorts, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Is traverse listing the folder, like typing "dir" at command prompt?

    If so then this contradicts:

    The Bypass traverse checking user right allows the user to browse through
    folders in the NTFS file system or in the registry without checking for the
    Traverse Folder special access permission. The Bypass traverse checking user
    right does not allow the user to list the contents of a folder; it allows
    the user to traverse its folders only.

    what is traverse exactly?? the dictionary says "to go through", what is "to
    go through" in windows?
     
    Jacques Koorts, Nov 6, 2004
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  2. Jacques Koorts

    ptwilliams Guest

    Traversing, with regards to permissions, is when you have access to sub
    folders even though you don't have access to all folders in the path.

    For example, you have access to files in \Data\live\it\server\training\2004
    but don't have appropriate permissions for \data\live

    Traversing means that you can still access lower-down files and folders.

    Hope that helps,

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    Paul Williams

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    Is traverse listing the folder, like typing "dir" at command prompt?

    If so then this contradicts:

    The Bypass traverse checking user right allows the user to browse through
    folders in the NTFS file system or in the registry without checking for the
    Traverse Folder special access permission. The Bypass traverse checking user
    right does not allow the user to list the contents of a folder; it allows
    the user to traverse its folders only.

    what is traverse exactly?? the dictionary says "to go through", what is "to
    go through" in windows?
     
    ptwilliams, Nov 6, 2004
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  3. Jacques Koorts

    Roger Abell Guest

    If an account does not have a grant of the Bypass Traverse Checking
    user right, then if they attempt to access say
    c:\somedir\subdir\finaldir\file.txt
    and they have a grant for file.txt for the type of access they are trying
    the access will fail unless they also have a grant allowing them to
    list the directories that are in the path, and there permissions will be
    checked at each directory traversed to get to the file.
    If they have this user right granted, then the checks for grants on the
    directories traversed is not performed and so they can access the
    file.txt even if they have no premissions on one or more of the folders.
    Now, if they want to browse to the folder containing the file, they
    will still need grants to list the directory contents of any directory
    they want to "explore". Bypass traverse checking however would
    allow then to access the file directly using its fully qualified path.
     
    Roger Abell, Nov 6, 2004
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