Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: Lord Isildur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 03/08/2001 16:05:59
On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Lord Isildur wrote:
> this is because you dont need to go mucking around with the filesystem to
> achieve this. the 'non supportive' people were right.
> besides, this sort of thing has no place in the generic filesystem code,
> nor in the FFS. Certain filesystems support acls, for example AFS, and
> those can coexist just fine with NetBSD. Leave such specificity in a
> special filesystem implementation like AFS support, not in the generic fs
> code or in the FFS.
> This sort of thing is what groups were invented for close to 30 years
So how does a large site setup a group of NetBSD and Windows
systems to have the same set of users and file access
rights? Put all the filesystems on Windows boxes and share
to NetBSD? ACLs provide a set of functionality that is very
useful for some people.
If you do not think putting support in the UFS layer is
the right solution, suggest a better one, or step up and
say you do not think his problem should be solved by NetBSD.
Don't just say "that is not the way to do it".
David/absolute -- www.netbsd.org: No hype required --