Vote for new Ubuntu Feature---Let's try it again --- and without getting all religious about it

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Jan 10 10:22:15 UTC 2007


Chanchao wrote:

> > There is nothing "religious" about opposing the weakening of a
> > time-tested security model. It may be inconvenient, but that's
> > intentional. Being made to think twice before fooling with system
> > files is a Good Thing (tm).
> 
> Ubuntu doesn't mark files as system files, it only has access
> permissions.

All the common file systems available on a Linux system  spport
extended attributes very similar to FAT, NTFS. HPFS, etc. In fact
there's 4 extended attributes... user, trusted, security, and oddly
enough, system. :)

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