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

Dan Mick Dan.Mick at west.sun.com
Mon Jan 8 22:31:12 CET 2001

J C Lawrence wrote:
> 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.

Very true; I hadn't imagined NFS until after I sent the lette, but that's
a good point.  Don't Install Software Over NFS.

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