Subject: Re: Symlink ownership
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@balvenie.pdl.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 07/26/1995 07:58:15
> > Would it be better for the fake ownership to come from the symlink's
> > target if one exists, and the directory if the target does not?
> Not really; it's not uncommon to symlink to things that you don't own.
> also, i imagine that there could be ... interesting potential security
> implications of using the target...
Not to mention the performance implications of the link pointing to a
remote filesystem which is down for the count.