ANN: Trustees linux for the 2.6 kernel
From: Andrew Ruder
Date: Sun Nov 14 2004 - 16:55:20 EST
I have ported Vyacheslav Zavadsky's work with trustees
(http://trustees.sourceforge.net) to the Linux security module API.
Trustees is an advanced Linux permission system inspired by Netware. It
allows a system administrator to attach "trustees" to any directory or
file. All subdirectories and files in that directory will also inherit
these trustees. Trustee rights can be overridden, denied or added to in
In short, it is a recursive directory-based replacement for POSIX acls.
All permissions are managed from a central file and thus allows even
filesystems (network, vfat, etc.) without extended attribute support to
have an advanced permission scheme. It should compile against any
version of the 2.6 kernel with CONFIG_SECURITY enabled (it currently
compiles as just an external module).
Please see my website for more information:
I have been using it for a couple weeks with no problems, but your
mileage may vary. The code still needs some cleanups, and I need to
figure out how to do some benchmarking on the performance hit, but I
would very much so appreciate feedback, bug-reports, etc.
Thanks and I am not on the list so please Cc any replies,
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