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    SubjectRe: Your backup is unsafe!


    On Sun, 1 Aug 1999, Riley Williams wrote:

    > Hi Khimenko.
    >
    > > But who will DO it ? AFAIK right now vfat does not work at all :-((
    >
    > It works well enough in 2.2.10 for my purposes, although I'd still
    > prefer to see those tweaks implemented.
    >
    Let's wait for Viro's answer :-)

    > > But yes, it looks like good idea since right now you can not SEE
    > > short names but can USE them (rm shortnam.ext will remove file,
    > > for example; and you can not create new file with existing short
    > > name, etc).
    >
    > Personally, I see that behaviour as a serious bug in the current code,
    > as only names that are actually visible should have any affect. OK,
    > there may be names that are invisible that get labelled as illegal,
    > and I see no problem with that, but any other behaviour for names that
    > are not visible is at best a security problem and at worst a disaster
    > waiting to happen.
    >
    The whole vfat design is "disaster waiting to happen" :-/

    > > It's frustrating even without backup problems (in fact backup
    > > problems are not THAT bad: just use doslfnbk from dosemu :-)
    >
    > Assuming one runs dosemu. I don't.
    >
    You can run dosemu or you can write something like doslfnbk for Linux :-)
    At your choice. No kernel modifications are needed...


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