On Feb 20, 2013, at 3:27 PM, Tim Cook <t...@cook.ms> wrote: > On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Richard Elling <richard.ell...@gmail.com> > wrote: > On Feb 20, 2013, at 2:49 PM, Markus Grundmann <mar...@freebsduser.eu> wrote: > >> Hi! >> >> My name is Markus and I living in germany. I'm new to this list and I have a >> simple question >> related to zfs. My favorite operating system is FreeBSD and I'm very happy >> to use zfs on them. >> >> It's possible to enhance the properties in the current source tree with an >> entry like "protected"? >> I find it seems not to be difficult but I'm not an professional C >> programmer. For more information >> please take a little bit of time and read my short post at >> >> http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=37895 >> >> I have reviewed some pieces of the source code in FreeBSD 9.1 to find out >> how difficult it was to >> add an pool / filesystem property as an additional security layer for >> administrators. >> >> >> Whenever I modify zfs pools or filesystems it's possible to destroy [on a >> bad day :-)] my data. A new >> property "protected=on|off" in the pool and/or filesystem can help the >> administrator for datalost >> (e.g. "zpool destroy tank" or "zfs destroy <tank/filesystem>" command will >> be rejected >> when "protected=on" property is set). > > Look at the delegable properties (zfs allow). For example, you can delegate a > user to have > specific privileges and then not allow them to destroy. > > Note: I'm only 99% sure this is implemented in FreeBSD, hopefully someone can > verify. > -- richard > > > > With the version of allow I'm looking at, unless I'm missing a setting, it > looks like it'd be a complete nightmare. I see no concept of "deny", so that > means you either have to give *everyone* all permissions besides delete, or > you have to go through every user/group on the box and give specific > permissions and on top of not allowing destroy. And then if you change your > mind later you have to go back through and give everyone you want to have > that feature access to it. That seems like a complete PITA to me.
:-) they don't call it "idiot-proofing" for nothing! :-) But seriously, one of the first great zfs-discuss wars was over the request for a "-f" flag for "destroy." The result of the research showed that if you typed "destroy" then you meant it, and adding a "-f" flag just teaches you to type "destroy -f" instead. See also "kill -9" -- richard -- richard.ell...@richardelling.com +1-760-896-4422
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