[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman-Users digest, Vol 1 #955 - 18 msgs

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Mon Jan 8 08:39:39 CET 2001

On Sun, 07 Jan 2001 23:10:27 -0800 
Dan Mick <Dan.Mick at west.sun.com> wrote:

> Does the fact that your prompt is root# mean that you *are* root?
> If so, then no, on any Unix I know of, there's no way you should
> be setting permission failures.

Unless its over NFS or some other network file system, *OR* there
are either ACL/MACs or capabilities involved with some sort of
secure/trusted kernel.

Root is no longer always really root.

J C Lawrence                                       claw at kanga.nu
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