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Re: [leafnode-list] Re: Permissions
Matthias Andree wrote:
> Protecting the spool from direct read access (thus, forcing the user to
> go through nntpd) will have different advantages, however.
> #1 We can play whatever games we like on the data base format. We could,
> e. g., store the articles readily escaped (dots at line start) for
> NNTP, and send them out using sendfile on Linux and FreeBSD. We would
> save all the gory line-oriented reading and writing.
I don't know anything about sendfile, but my manpage says:
sendfile is a new feature in Linux 2.2.
Other Unixes often implement sendfile with different
semantics and prototypes. It should not be used in
> #2 When leafnode gets local groups that are restricted by user id (not
> currently implemented), protecting the spool from the public may
> become a necessity.
True. I did not think of that.
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