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SubjectRe: write permissions and root.
On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:

> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that all non-TOS
> > unices have behaved this way since the 70s.
> I see no reason why it shouldn't behave this way. Root can do su - user
> and screw up the file that way.
> Users with UID 0 are capable of doing about anything possible.

In a non-TOS system, you are correct. The alternative I was
referring to is a Trusted Operating System, where UID 0 has
no more power than any other user. The point of my original
message was that in a standard, non-trusted UNIX, the current
behavior is correct.

Andrew McNabb

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