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AW: [suse-security] Filesystem choice in secure server installati on



Togan Muftuoglu wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I was reading the SLES8_EAL2_SecurityGuide.pdf
> http://www.suse.de/de/security/eal2/SLES8_EAL2_SecurityGuide.pdf 
> 
> On page 8 it stated to have the "/" partion as ext3. If I remember
> correctly SuSE had ReiserFS since 6.4 and and it has been the default
> choice of filesystem for quite a time.  
> 
> So want I want to understand is what makes "ext3" as a better choice
> for the meeting of criteria and what are the reasons reiserfs fails. 
> 
> I do not want to start a flame war but I want to understand the facts
> in making such a decision. 
> 
> Thanks and greetings from Stuttgart
> --
> 
> Togan Muftuoglu
> Unofficial SuSE FAQ Maintainer		Please reply to the list;
> http://susefaq.sf.net			Please don't put me in TO/CC.
> 
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Hi Togan,

I suppose it's because they use ACLs. This feature is not supported by
reiserfs.

See also:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-3-Manual/sysadmin-guide/c
h-acls.html


greetings,
-- 
Manfred Schirmer
InformationsSysteme Systemtechnik

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