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Re: Linux ACLs


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Linux ACLs
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 22:51:49 +0200 (MEST)

On 26 Oct, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Sven Mueller <address@hidden> [2004.10.26.2229 +0200]:
>> From what a former colleague (a programmer) told me, Linux filesystem 
>> ACLs should be pretty easy to use as they are (as he told me) pretty 
>> much the same as POSIX filesystem ACLs. You said that they are totally 
>> different, so I assumed that you looked at something different.
> 
> Mark wanted something similar to Solaris ACLs, which are probably
> already implemented. POSIX ACLs are different.
> 

SOlaris ACLs *are* POSIX ACLs. The first and reference implementation.


>> I think that those (posixacl.h and xattr.h) are in fact the
>> currently used API for ACLs and EAs. IANAP though (i am not
>> a programmer).
> 
> There is libacl1... it's much preferable to code against
> a user-space library than the kernel.
> 

Any references to data?

M

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