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InstantDB: Re: instantdb evaluation


AFAIK (and if I'm wrong - would someone out there please chip in and
correct), there's no way to explicitly set UNIX style file permissions in
Java. There are limited capabilities in the class, but these
are mostly interrogative.

I think that means that, if you intend to access a database from multiple
accounts, it's either a matter of setting up a group with appropriate
permissions or manually setting file permissions once the database has been

Any UNIX Guru's care to comment?




Peter Hearty               
Lutris Technologies (UK)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert J Milewski" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 7:11 PM
Subject: instantdb evaluation

> To whom this may concern,
>    I am a lead design engineer evaluating java database engines for
> one of our projects. While evaluating the latest release of your InstantDB
> system in Solaris, I noticed that when I create or modify a table, the
> permissions, user and group information from my umask is used on the file
> for that table. This prevents other users from having read/write access to
> that table. If there is something I have missed, please notify me ASAP. I
> found your system easy to use, but I would not want to scrap it b/c of
> improper handling of Unix permissions. Hopefully I missed something.
> Thank you for your time. =)
> Robert Milewski  (716) 645-6164 x538
> Research Engineer
> Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition
> SUNY Buffalo

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