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proposed semantics change in access control

I suggest changing the default for the "by"
clause in access control from "regex" to "exact",
maybe with the possibility to preserve the
old behavior at compile time (but I strongly
discourage this solution because it would require
everybody to specify every time what flavour
of ACL conf they're using).  As a good programming
habit I usually explicitly set the dn "style"
in ACLs, and in general I do not like "smart"

In fact, problems like the one recently addressed
by Kiran Bacche keep occurring very often,
so I think a rule that implies lots of volume
on the mailing list and security issues should
require to be **explicitly** set to its most
dangerous form.

Any thoughts?

Pierangelo Masarati