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SubjectRe: What's left over.
* Rik van Riel (riel@conectiva.com.br) wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Rusty Russell wrote:
>
> > > ext2/ext3 ACLs and Extended Attributes
> >
> > I don't know why people still want ACL's. There were noises about them for
> > samba, but I'v enot heard anything since. Are vendors using this?
>
> Yes, people use it. Not quite sure why though, I guess ACLs
> buy some flexibility over the user/group/other model but if
> the "unlimited groups" patch goes in (is in?) I'm happy ;)
>
> Personally I do think either the unlimited groups patch or
> ACLs are needed in order to sanely run a large anoncvs setup.

The feeling I got on this was the ability to let users define their own
groups. Perhaps I'm not following it closely enough but that was the
impression I got in terms of "what this does for us"; I'm probably
missing other things. Just that ability would be nice in my view
though. Isn't it something that's been in AFS for a long time too?
I've got a few friends who've played with AFS before (at CMU and the
like) and really enjoyed the ACLs there.

Just my thoughts,

Stephen
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