Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/2000 11:19:11
On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Greg A. Woods wrote:
# NetBSD is *not*, by design, more secure than POSIX.1. !!!!
I wonder of that.
Tangentially, I can't think of anything which has mangled *BSD worse
than POSIX. There are quite a few things that BSD handled more gracefully
than POSIX dictated, yet to deviate from POSIX is considered a Bad Thing
in this world of *NIX, so BSD lost out.
POSIX could have stood to learn something from Berkeley, SVID and SUS2
# The fact that a setuid-non-root process can forever give up its
# privileges makes little, or no, difference in the end.
# Greg A. Woods
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