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RFP: trustees -- Linux Trustees (ACL) project

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist


This software is (c) V.L. Zavadsky, 1999-2000
This software is covered by GPL.

>From the README:
The main goal of Linux trustees project is to create an advanced
permission management system for linux. In fact, UNIX permission system is
not suitable for solution of very common tasks.

E.g., let a system administrator wants to create a directory that
available for some groups in write mode, for another groups - in read
only. The files in the directory and subdirectories should inherits the
parent's behavior, unless other is stated explicitly. Using standard UNIX
(and linux) security model it is generally speaking impossible to
implement the situation when different groups have read/write and
read/only permissions. This issue can be resolved by ext2-fs ACL project,
but the problem is that nobody wants to copy mask or ACLs from parent
directory to subdirectories either by hands or using special scripts.

Using the trustees, you can resolve this problems just typing 

I think the trustees package should be splitted into two binary packages:
kernel-patch-trustees -- the patch for kernel
trustees -- the settrustee command with init.d script

I didn't have any experiences with building kernel patch package.

Piotr Roszatycki, Netia Telekom S.A.                    .''`.
mailto:Piotr_Roszatycki@netia.net.pl                   : :' :
mailto:dexter@debian.org                               `. `'

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