Subject: Re: Support for ACLs
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/08/2001 10:20:35
On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, der Mouse wrote:

> I too think the NetBSD kernel is not the right place to solve this
> problem.  It may be possible to do it in userland (eg, a userland Samba
> or WINS server that keeps ACLs in a parallel filesystem tree), but I
> really don't think it belongs in the kernel.

ACL support needs to be where access decisions are made for the file
system. For FFS (and for all of the other in-kernel file systems), those
decisions are made in the kernel, thus ACL support needs to be in the

Take care,