Mounting FS read-only for specific user (or root)

Mel fbsd.questions at
Thu Feb 21 20:31:20 UTC 2008

On Thursday 21 February 2008 20:32:37 Andrew Bradford wrote:
> Erik Norgaard escribió:
> > I assume the reasoning for this is you want to preserve permissions
> > and attributes on your backup, so you can't solve this simply by
> > setting permissions appropriately.
> Yes, exactly.  Users need to be able to see their own backups, and
> nobody else's.

Isn't this what acl's are for? See setfacl(8). I haven't looked into it in 
great detail but seems to me that if you make a subdir owned by the user for 
each backup root for that user and set the acl to only be accessible by user, 
it should work.


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