Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: Lord Isildur <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-kern
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
> ago.

	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		-- No hype required --