Linux security

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Sat Apr 29 06:40:16 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-29-04 at 02:30 +0000, William Grant wrote:

> > I can go right down into the nitty-gritties, in Windows (NT+), and say
> > "this file is only readable to this one user, only executable by this
> > one other user, can be write-appended (but not read) by this group of
> > users and can be read/write accessed by this other group over here".
> > Nothing in sudo/chroot/et al gives me anywhere near that level of
> > security control unless I include an add-on that's subverted by half
> > the utilities out there. 

> Hmm. I could have sworn that I used such things on my Linux server
> constantly. Or am I imagining getfacl and setfacl?

Another bolding.  I just downloaded the acl utilities from universe.
Where's the "write-append" access?  Even with the acl extensions in
place you still can't match the functionality that is in Windows
NT-based systems out of the box.

Michael T. Richter
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