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Re: Linux ACLs


From: Wil Cooley
Subject: Re: Linux ACLs
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 11:21:40 -0700

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 12:47 +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> I have now looked more closely at the Linux ACLs and have decided
> that this cannot be supported in the next release of cfengine.
> 
> The API is far more complicated than in Solaris and clear information
> about it is not easy to find right now. It is not clear whether the
> details might change. I don't know why the Linux kernel writers have
> created such a difficult API instead of using something compatible
> with Solaris, but this is not as simple as I thought it ought to be.
> 
> Regardless, I do not want to introduce any instability into 2.1.11
> by adding this now.

Are you looking at the POSIX 1003.1e ACLs in the ext2/3 filesystem or SE
Linux stuff?

Wil
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Wil Cooley                                 address@hidden
Naked Ape Consulting                        http://nakedape.cc

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