patch draft for extended attributes on linux

Carson Gaspar carson at
Thu Jun 26 17:29:04 EST 2003

--On Wednesday, June 25, 2003 10:01 PM -0700 jw schultz <jw at> 

> I'd say that a security regimen that requires xattrs to
> tighten security is misguided.

And you'd be wrong. Simple user/group security is not _nearly_ enough for 
all sorts of use cases. Simple use case:

- Alice and Bob need to read the file
- Charlie and David need read/write access
- Nobody else should have any access

Impossible with simple user/group permissions.


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