__/ [ Lee Sau Dan ] on Sunday 14 May 2006 04:11 \__
>>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Space <markspace@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Mark> Hi all, I was looking around for multistream file info on
> Mark> Linux. I was a little surprised that I couldn't really find
> Mark> any information. Are multi-stream files on Linux dead? Being
> Mark> worked on quietly somewhere?
> Why would you need that? What's wrong with creating a couple of files
> like foobar.txt.stream01, foobar.txt.stream02, etc.? I consider
> multi-stream files as a useless complication.
> Mark> I'd love to see this promoted for Linux and *nix.
> Mark> Multi-stream files and an improved security model would help
> Mark> end consumers greatly, I think.
> Why is that an improved security model? What does the multiple
> streams have to do with security? You mean ACLs? Linux has got them
> for some time.
> Actually, I think multi-stream files are a bad thing for security.
> There are now so many streams per file, and one can easily hide
> something in a secret stream without being noticed so easily.
If you read the original post, you will see that no correlation is
made between multi-steam files and security. You points are very
well delivered, nonetheless.
To OP: why "improved security"? Are you aware of security flaws &
a misjudged security model in Linux? Or was it just a spontaneous