Coda File System

Re: acl "transitivity"

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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:27:55 +0100
Hi Don,

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 05:16:07AM -0800, root wrote:
> >Sorry, I do not have the necessary time resources to provide an
> >introduction into Coda security model and tools.
> Not looking for theory.  Not looking for paragraphs.  Looking for simple 
> yes or no.  For rudimentary coda file/directory access, is the coda 
> recommended best practice to set ACL on each directory?  Or perhaps an 
> explicit ACL set on each directory and file? 
> Please do not leave this hanging.  I think I understand, I'm simply seeking 
> confirmation. 

You are seeking a simple answer to an unclear question in a fundamentally
complex situation. Sorry, it can not work this way. Please don't be upset,
I want to give good answers, not "simple answers".

For a good answer I would have to discuss your needs and possibly explain
some things in detail. I don't have enough spare time.

A big problem with Coda is the high knowledge threshold to use it properly
and/or contribute to the development. This is exacerbated by the damage
NFS has inflicted on comprehension of access control. Hopefully these
discussions help, somewhat, but we can't solve it with a few extra
list messages.

Best regards,
Received on 2010-01-26 09:29:23