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Reviewing private authorities

After reviewing private authorities on all profiles (Hidden Crevices of OS/400 by Carol Woodbury) I have a couple of questions:

1. Several profiles (group and user) have QDIRSRV *ALL. Does QDIRSRV need to be included in profiles?

2. A few group profiles (currently used but created ages ago) have *PUBLUC authorities of USER DEF with read & execute data rights. Was this a default at one time? My intention is to set PUBLIC *EXCLUDE on all profiles.

First, I do not know why users or groups would need a private authority would need authority to QDIRSRV. Second, the *PUBLIC authority for profiles has always been *EXCLUDE.

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