Subject: Re: read on dirs
To: None <>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/11/2001 22:43:35
In message <>
	on Sun, 11 Mar 2001 10:17:18 +0100 (CET),
	<> wrote:
> linux gives that it's directory not file and refused which i think it's
> normal..
Linux isn't traditional UNIX.

> but with netbsd i CAN read directory as file and got binary output from
> cat!
NetBSD's behavior is traditional UNIX's one.  But on none traditional
file system; NFS, you can't read directory.

> what is it used for and what about security issues? could directory be
> written directly too?!
There is no security issue.  Did you try to it by your self?

Takahiro Kambe <>