Welcome to the trustees ACL homepage! Trustees is a revolutionary new way to use ACLs on Linux. While many system administrators may fear Netware as they would Satan himself, most will admit that trustees is one of the few things they miss about the Netware system. See the documentation page for more details.
Linux itself is developed using git. The distributed nature of git makes it much simpler to build trustees right on top of the linux kernel itself. So instead of compiling trustees as an external module, you download the patched kernel sources and run make menuconfig as usual. A separate repository will hold the userspace components (settrustees) and documentation for trustees.
The reason for this rather large change in how trustees is developed is that for one thing, it makes life actually a bit simpler for me. Secondly, as of 2.6.24-rc1 (and the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel) the API's I'm using are no longer available for kernel modules. Trustees will *need* to be compiled statically.
For the most part you will need to simply perform a:
git clone git://git.aeruder.net/trustees.git
after that, you can simply read the updated README for the instructions on the kernel component. If you'd like to see this README online, please visit:
As always, I would greatly appreciate if you'd use the mailing list for any issues (and if you are using trustees, you should definitely join the *very* low volume trustees mailing list). (0 comments)
And I (andy) tried to touch /somefilethatdoesntexist, I would be unable to. All the permissions were propogating correctly, they were just not being applied to the root directory on files that did not exist already. (0 comments)
If people have problems, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org rather than me directly. This will allow public archival of any e-mails you send me as well as take some load off of me if others can answer the questsions too. Thanks! (0 comments)
I moved the project summary from production/stable to beta merely because of the large sections of new code. I have used the new trustees for some time with no apparent problems. Some testing/feedback would sure be appreciated! (0 comments)