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[#] Mon May 02 2022 10:03:53 MST from Oppie

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2021-01-25 21:13 from IGnatius T Foobar
I guess you've never worked with RACF, the security framework for MVS
(or as it's now known, "Z/OS").

It's an ADD-ON.

Yes, you read that right.  If you don't run RACF you don't get
security at all.  When RACF is running, it installs hooks into the
OS so that when you attempt to open a dataset (that's what a file is
called on a mainframe) it first runs a RACF hook to see if you're
allowed to do that.

(Then if you're running DFHSM it might restore the dataset from a
backup, in case it was migrated off to tape ... just because it's in
the catalog doesn't mean it's actually there)

Mainframes are weird.  But I paid my way through college working
summers in a mainframe shop so it's all good.


I wish I could have had the chance to use a mainframe computer or miniframe computer. I would have liked to played with OS400.

[#] Wed May 11 2022 09:09:57 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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I don't know if this was my original quote - but since then, I've had great luck with getting NTFS external drives to mount automatically under Debian Gnome. 

But, at least on OS X Classic - I know that NTFS isn't a natively supported filesystem... there is an aftermarket NTFS app you have to buy. 

OS X Intel I've never had a problem - and even my Amiga can easily access SMB file shares. :) 




Mon May 02 2022 09:51:11 MST from Oppie
I think OS X will have the advantage here, as I can plug in Windows
formatted external drives and I think they'll mount automatically -
which I doubt is the case under Linux.

Linux does automount a NTFS windows formatted drive.