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SubjectRe: Versioning file system
(sorry for the late reply, just got back from holiday)

On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 01:29:56PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> As I mentioned in my Linux.conf.au presentation a year and a half ago,
> the main use of Streams in Windows to date has been for system
> crackers to hide trojan horse code and rootkits so that system
> administrators couldn't find them. :-)

The only valid use of Streams in Windows I've seen was a virus checker
that stored a hash of the file in a separate stream. Checking a file
was a matter of rehashing it and comparing against the hash stored in
the special hash data stream for that particular file.


Erik

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