Subject Re: [ib-support] Security and ignorance
Author Paul Schmidt
On 16 Jul 2002 at 7:27, Ernesto A. Zapata Icart wrote:

> Friends:
> I am a little concerned -surely due to my ignorance -
> regarding
> Interbase and the security. As it is possible that it can substitute
> the file isc4.gdb with one own? As it is possible to copy the file gdb
> in another place -knowing the password of the destination server - and
> to have total access to the data? Does some arrangement exist for this
> problem? Could they illuminate my ignorance helping me a little with
> this topic? Any suggestion will be very seen, since I am very
> according with Interbase, in spite of the mentioned problem.

Theoretically this is true, in practical terms, it isn't if the system administrator is any
good. Most modern operating systems have built in file system security, so you
make sure you use that security. For example in Unix/Linux you create a user for
Interbase, it then owns all of the Interbase files (including the data), and it has
exclusive access to those files. Not sure whether NT/2K/XP can be secured to the
same degree, easily. I know that Win95/Win98/ME can't but those are not read
operating systems anyway.

Paul Schmidt, President
Tricat Technologies