AIXC access control list type

The AIXC (AIX® Classic) ACL type provides for the ACL behavior as defined on previous releases of AIX. This ACL type consists of the regular base mode bits and extended permissions (ACEs).

With extended permissions, you can permit or deny file access to specific individuals or groups without changing the base permissions.
Note: The AIXC ACL for a file cannot exceed one memory page (approximately 4096 bytes) in size.

The chmod command in numeric mode (with octal notations) can set base permissions and attributes. The chmod subroutine, which the command calls, disables extended permissions. Extended permissions are disabled if you use the numeric mode of the chmod command on a file that has an ACL. The symbolic mode of the chmod command does not disable extended permissions when the ACL associated is of type AIXC. For more information on numeric and symbolic mode, refer to the chmod command. For information about the chmod command, see chmod.

Base permissions
AIXC ACL specific base permissions are the traditional file-access modes assigned to the file owner, file group, and other users. The access modes are read (r), write (w), and execute/search (x).
Note: AIXC ACL type Base Permissions will be same as the file mode bits stored in the file system object's inode headers. That is, the information in base mode bits is same as the value returned by file system when stat is performed on the file system object.
In an access control list, base permissions are in the following format, with the Mode parameter expressed as rwx (with a hyphen (-) replacing each unspecified permission):
base permissions: 
   owner(name): Mode
   group(group): Mode
   others: Mode
Three attributes can be added to an access control list:
setuid (SUID)
Set-user-ID mode bit. This attribute sets the effective and saved user IDs of the process to the owner ID of the file on execution.
setgid (SGID)
Set-group-ID mode bit. This attribute sets the effective and saved group IDs of the process to the group ID of the file on execution.
savetext (SVTX)
Saves the text in a text file format.
The above attributes are added in the following format:
attributes: SUID, SGID, SVTX
Extended permissions

AIXC ACL extended permissions allow the owner of a file to more precisely define access to that file. Extended permissions modify the base file permissions (owner, group, others) by permitting, denying, or specifying access modes for specific individuals, groups, or user and group combinations. Permissions are modified through the use of keywords.

The permit, deny, and specify keywords are defined as follows:
Grants the user or group the specified access to the file
Restricts the user or group from using the specified access to the file
Precisely defines the file access for the user or group
If a user is denied a particular access by either a deny or a specify keyword, no other entry can override that access denial.

The enabled keyword must be specified in the ACL for the extended permissions to take effect. The default value is the disabled keyword.

In an AIXC ACL, extended permissions are in the following format:
extended permissions: 
  enabled | disabled
    permit   Mode  UserInfo...: 
    deny     Mode  UserInfo...:
    specify  Mode  UserInfo...:
Use a separate line for each permit, deny, or specify entry. The Mode parameter is expressed as rwx (with a hyphen (-) replacing each unspecified permission). The UserInfo parameter is expressed as u:UserName, or g:GroupName, or a comma-separated combination of u:UserName and g:GroupName.
Note: If more than one user name is specified in an entry, that entry cannot be used in an access control decision because a process has only one user ID.