ACL is not working?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri Jun 20 12:30:49 EDT 2003

On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Ezsra McDonald wrote:

> Maybe I don't understand these but if I give a user
> all perms except "c" they should not be able to create
> folders right?
> I don't want my users creating folders.

This isn't possible in 2.1, in 2.2 you can do this (see the
implicit_owner_rights option).

> Command I used:
> setacl user.username username lrswipda
> For some reason I can still create folders as this
> user. Interesting though, the user can't delete any of
> the folders they create.

The design is based around the fact that people removing access to their
own mailbox is surprisingly common, and it was easier to create a deisgn
that didn't let them do so.

As I said, its been addressed in 2.2.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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