[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman-Users digest, Vol 1 #955 - 18 msgs
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Mon Jan 8 22:57:37 CET 2001
On Mon, 08 Jan 2001 13:31:12 -0800
Dan Mick <Dan.Mick at west.sun.com> wrote:
> J C Lawrence wrote:
>> On Sun, 07 Jan 2001 23:10:27 -0800 Dan Mick
>> <Dan.Mick at west.sun.com> wrote:
>> 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.
And that doesn't even count capabilities etc. We're already
starting to see Linux distributions which install capability-based
kernels by default. I have little doubt they'll become common
before too long (I'm already playing with them here).
It gets really scary when the file has 777 permissions and you
*still* can't read or write to it.
J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
--=| A man is as sane as he is dangerous to his environment |=--
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