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SubjectRe: Ext3 filesystem info?
On Fri, Sep 24, 1999 at 05:47:34PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Sep 1999, Michael Bacarella wrote:
>
> > This brings up another issue.
> >
> > Who is allowed to see what ACLs are in place?
> >
> > I know I would feel pretty insulted if I looked at a friend's ACL and he
> > gave everyone BUT me LOOKUP access to his directories. It'd also suck
> > for that person if I found out. :)
>
> I would hazzard a guess at, if you can read the files, you can read
> the ACLs on that file. Otherwise it would be, if you can read the directory,
> you can read the ACLs, final thouhts, you have to be on the appropriate ACL
> list to read the ACLs. ;) Just a couple thoughts.
>
> Stephen

On AIX and in DCE/DFS, ACLs are shown with their own command
("acl_edit -l", "lsacl", or the like). They are viewable by anyone
(just like permissions). They are only changeable by people with the
correct ACL to change ('c' in DFS).
True, you might get upset if your friend has denied only you. But
chances are there is a reason, and you'll already know why :-)
I've been pretty happy with the flexibility and granularity of
ACLs in DFS (they are per-file, btw). The accessing tool, dcecp, is
awkward, but I have fixed that with ls/chmod workalikes lsacl and
chacl.

Joel

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