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Re: [PATCH] wildcard authz prototype

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-05-02 01:35:34 CEST

On 5/1/06, Greg Hudson <ghudson@mit.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 16:06 -0700, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > Seriously, it iterates over all the wildcards applying them, to see if
> > any of them matter. See the modifications to authz_get_tree_access
> > and authz_parse_section for details.
>
> I'm confused as to how this can be correct.
>
> If I have a rule denying read access to */tags, and a caller wants to
> know if the user has recursive read access to /project/foo, doesn't the
> answer depend on whether /project/foo contains a "tags" somewhere? How
> can you know if the */tags wildcard entry is relevant without knowing
> what paths exist inside the tree?

You have a valid point... This will require some thought.

-garrett

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