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Re: Case sensitivity in authz files

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:20:45 -0400

On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:

> mArk, if you'd taken the time to read the thread, you would not write
> such nonsense. Go look up Philip's examples of how things are broken now.

I understood how things are broken now. The scenarios are contrived
and meaningless.

That said, I did misunderstand the proposal. I thought it was
suggesting we should just make things case-INsensitive. I thought
that would be the wrong decision at this point.

The file has always been case sensitive. So if you are just fixing a
bug that was found, regardless whether it is contrived, I just do not
see what the big deal is. There is no behavior change here. Fix it.
Backport it to 1.7 or whatever. Why do we feel the need to announce
anything or worry about the timing?

> their authz files. Everyone else who /does/ expect user names to be
> case-sensitive will at least get consistent results regardless of
> ordering in the authz file.

I still maintain the feature "works". You login as "Brane". If the
rule is this:

brane = rw
* = r

You will not have write access. The only thing that does not work is
a rule that has two values that differ only by case. Again, that is
just a bug. If you can fix it great. If you can't, I am not going to
lose sleep over it.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2013-04-25 15:21:18 CEST

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