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Old 7th July 2008
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Does anyone understand MAC? I've been reading the handbook article on it:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...dbook/mac.html

but I still don't really understand it. I understand what most of the various modules do but I don't understand what the advantages of using MAC are over simple file permissions. The most confusing to me is the multi-level security module - http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...k/mac-mls.html - I just don't get it.

Can someone provide a 'MAC for dummies' type explanation?
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