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SubjectRe: Can't hardlink in different dirs. (BUG#826)
On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> I want that the i_link of an inode can be changed only by an user that has
> write permissions on the inode. I don't care if the permissions cames from
> the uid/gid/other settings in the inode.
> I don't want an luser to increase the i_link of my inodes that he doesn't
> have permission to change, to read to execute and to write.

just my $0.001 - the above will look like what happens in UW7 (UnixWare 7)
when MAC_ACCESS is active. I would hate to see such semantics to
be default - the others (AV, Richard etc) are right, imho, because it
would seem your proposal will irritate many people used to good old UNIX

Tigran A. Aivazian |
Escalations Research Group | tel: +44-(0)1923-813796
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