ACL: Default and other problems

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Oct 25 18:29:21 UTC 2006

On Oct 25, 2006, at 5:33 AM, Nico -telmich- Schottelius wrote:
>> This constraint makes the problem impossible to solve.  Either you
>> are interested in the impossible, or you aren't really looking to
>> solve the problem using standard Unix mechanisms...
> Actually, I am really not looking for 'old Unix mechanism' to solve
> that issue, because I think ACLs are definetly made for this kind of
> problem.


> I've been using ACLs on Linux for some years now and I am really
> wondering why simply applying the default ACLs is such a problem
> in fbsd.
> As far as I know, ACLs are considered stable in FreeBSD, aren't they?

5.3 was the earliest stable release of 5.x; the TrustedBSD project  
has been importing improvements and so forth since 5.3 was released.   
You might want to retry your tests with FreeBSD 5.5 or 6.2 and see  
whether things have improved since then.

> I am really wondering who to contact for the issues I've reported  
> on [0].
> Thanks for any hints,
> Nico
> [0]:

You should probably use send-pr to file a bug report, and list your  
test-cases in it.  If you can write a patch to improve or fix any mis- 
behavior by the tools dealing with ACLs, that will help...


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