As far as NTFS and (isolated host) C2 ratings, one of the requirements
is no floppy drive. Unlike the DOS file system (FAT16), NTFS does
support multiple user access control bindings. I understand that there
exists a DOS utility to read NTFS partitions. If you have access to the
NT machine, you reboot with a DOS system floppy disk, and with this
utility, you can bypass all NT file access control
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On Wed, 25 Sep 1996, Chris Pugrud wrote:
> Close on the C2 rating. NT was rated with NTFS and requires it. What
> the rating excluded was networking. Although, there has been a lot of
> noise on here lately that C2 does not cover or include networking. I'll
> leave that to the pundits.
> >-----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph S. D. Yao [SMTP:jsdy @
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 1996 1:09 PM
> To: dckinder @
> Cc: Firewalls Mailing list
> Subject: Re: NT Security
> > Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 15:28:07 +0000
> > From: dckinder @
> > Subject: NT Security
> > So far, however, I have been unable to obtain technical information
> > on NT-based security questions. I would like to be able to have at
> > least a journeyman's understanding of this subject as well.
> > If somebody could direct me to a website or a book or other source of
> > information that deals specifically with NT security, I would
> > appreciate it.
> When I was putting together some material a couple of years ago, the
> only source was a few pages out of the huge (and expensive) four-volume
> Microsoft administrators' reference manual. A quick Web search does
> turn up:
> Trusted Systems' Windows NT Security textbook
> and other sporadic network resources. Just enter "Windows NT security"
> to Alta Vista and watch the resources pop up.
> Much has been made of NT's "C2" certification. I've heard that it was
> certified without the standard NT file system; and with that file
> system, it can't be certified. Beware.
> Joe Yao jsdy @
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