[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
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