[TUHS] History of chown semantics

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Fri Jan 10 20:09:40 AEST 2014

On 9 Jan 2014, at 19:13, John Cowan wrote:

> Quotas aren't very useful any more, what with most systems being either
> single-user clients or servers with no need for privilege separation
> other than root/non-root.  Unless you are using mandatory access
> control, which has never been a standard part of any Unix-like system, I
> see no reason to continue to forbid changes of ownership.

If you are a bank and would like to continue being a bank then all of this is false.  (Sorry to be so blunt).

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