[PATCH] blackbox: add logreadonlybyuser to restrict permission to log (issue5065)

Augie Fackler raf at durin42.com
Mon Mar 14 13:13:03 EDT 2016

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 02:52:57PM +0000, Ryan McElroy wrote:
> On 3/14/2016 7:59 AM, timeless wrote:
> >first, I'd rather start by making the log not world readable.
> >
> >>+            logreadonlybyuser = self.hasconfig('blackbox', 'logreadonlybyuser')
> >second, we typically use configbool(..., ..., False).
> >I'm not sure what hasconfig is/does, but I suspect it's the wrong thing.
> >e.g --config blackbox.logreadonlybyuser=False
> >
> >third, I'm not a fan of the name.
> >
> >and finally, I want to take some time to think about this before we
> >take it. (other feedback is welcome)
> I agree with most of the points timeless brings up, but my suggestion on the
> way forward would be to make this config be a umask, and call it
> "blackbox.umask" and have it set to 007 by default (though I'm not strongly
> wed to any particular default).

A thought: shouldn't we do something similar with ACLs on Windows
machines, where this won't be a umask?

> In my opinion, this is much more clear and much more flexible, plus it's
> shorter too. Yay!
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