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Re: preliminary ACL support in cvs-nserver

From: Alexey Mahotkin
Subject: Re: preliminary ACL support in cvs-nserver
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:52:34 +0400 (MSD)

>>>>> "GAW" == Greg A Woods <address@hidden> writes:

GAW> Do you understand the unix filesystem security model, especially
GAW> as it applies to CVS?  I think not.  There is no safe way to
GAW> implement per-file ACLs without doing them in the filesystem.

GAW> I think you are fooling yourself with false security.

GAW> In addition the whole concept of per-branch ACLs also suffers the
GAW> very same weaknesses that the current "cvsadmin" feature does.

Of course, ACLs are checked only in server-mode. 


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