Fast Symbolic Link

Fast symbolic links, allow storage of the target path within the data structures used for storing file information on disk (e.g., within the inodes). This space normally stores a list of disk block addresses allocated to a file. Thus, symlinks with short target paths are accessed quickly. Systems with fast symlinks often fall back to using the original method if the target path exceeds the available inode space.

ID: d3f:FastSymbolicLink

Informational References

D3FEND Techniques

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SPARTA Countermeasures

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