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CCIE Practical Studies: Security (CCIE Self-Study) by Raymond Morrow, Andrew G. Mason, Dmitry Bokotey

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File Systems

When planning for and installing a Windows operating system, only one choice exists for a secure installation: NTFS. FAT and FAT32 provide no file system security. You simply cannot apply permissions to files or directories under FAT and FAT32. In this section, you cover the common file systems in turn and the security implications of each.

FAT

The FAT file system, which uses a 16-bit table, is the simplest file system that is supported in a Windows and desktop environment. FAT first appeared in Microsoft DOS and ingeniously took its name from the system's terminology: File Allocation Table. FAT served as the definitive PC/desktop file system for several years until hard disk technology began to develop beyond the limitations of ...

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