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From David Boreham <>
Subject Re: ACLs questions
Date Mon, 16 May 2005 16:00:05 GMT

>>There was a draft RFC some time ago that was written
>>by netscape, sun & ibm.  They never implemented it
>>though :-(.  The only company i know of that did
>>anything with the draft was OctetString.  I'll see if
>>I can find it and post a link.
Netscape and Sun both implemented the 'get effective rights' part of
the drafts. Not compatible with each other though ;)

It's proven really hard to standardize access control features,
for various reasons: too many degrees of freedom, nobody
with an existing implementation wants to change, etc.

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