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From bh...@gensym.com (Ben Hyde)
Subject RE: MSDOS File System Curiosities
Date Wed, 06 May 1998 17:56:05 GMT

Sam Robb wrote:
> I think I mentioned this when the subject came up a few
> months back... NT uses UNC-like names to specify devices,
> for example:
> 
>   \\.\DISPLAY1
>   \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0
> 
>   Under normal working conditions (logged in as admin
> for development/debugging), I can open \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0
> and dump my entire C:\ drive to the console, if I want...
> can't write to it, though.

Is this a problem?  Presumably this would require some
pretty explicit and questionable conf file settings
to enable.  Am I missing something?

The AUX.html and the like look to me like and clear and
immediate danger.

  - ben hyde

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