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The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD® Operating System, Second Edition by George V. Neville-Neil, Robert N.M. Watson, Marshall Kirk McKusick

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Glossary

absolute pathname See pathname.

access control list (ACL) A form of discretionary access control that replaces the group permissions for a file with a more specific list of the users that are permitted to access the files. The ACL also includes a list of the permissions that each user is granted. These permissions include the traditional read, write, and execute permissions along with other properties such as the right to rename or delete the file. See also discretionary access control; file permissions.

ACL See access control list.

address family A collection of related address formats, as found in a single communication domain. For example, the IPv4 domain uses the Internet address family.

address-resolution protocol (ARP) A communication ...

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