From: Edmund Lian <elian@in...> - 2001-11-28 19:31:59
On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 10:27:58PM -0800, Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
> > We also need to clarify the distinction between 'ownership' and
> > 'permissions'. ?In Unix these concepts are directly tied together.
> > Not so in NT and other OSes. ?It should be possible for multiple
> > users and multiple groups to have permissions to do perform various
> > actions on a resource, just like in NT. ?But then who owns the
> > resource? ?Should there be a concept of ownership built directly into
> > the system, where only the owner of a resource (and root) can changes
> > permissions for that resource.
FWIW, the permissions system that OpenACS 4.x and ACS 4.x use is described
For those who don't know what OpenACS/ACS are, look here:
The kinds of things OpenACS does required a pervasive permissions system,
so it might be worth a look at it. Basically, one could apply permissions
to anything within the OpenACS universe. It might be a bit complex for what
most people need though...