Wols Lists <antli...@youngman.org.uk> wrote:

> On 11/06/18 09:54, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > Well, "Windows ACLs" is the only ACL system that is standardized (as part 
> > of 
> > the NFSv4 standard). The old proposal in POSIX.1e from 1993 from Sun has 
> > been 
> > withdrawn in 1997 since the customers did not like it.
> > 
> Ummm - just because it's standard doesn't mean it's any good :-)

Is is a result of a common discussion. At the same time, when Sun introduced 
NFSv4 ACLs, IBM and Apple did the same for their local filesystems.

> This version I'm talking about dates from about 1983. The company making
> it went bust in 1991.

What are you talking about?

IIRC, the first ACLs have been on VMS in the late 1980s.

> I've just had a quick look at the NFS v4 RFC, and almost the first thing
> I see is DENY entries. These ACLs don't have deny, because it's
> pointless. And DENY is exactly why I think Posix/Windows ACLs are
> confusing and hard to use.

Your text looks confusing. You claim DENY entries and no DENY entries in the 
same paragraph without explaining what you are talking about.


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