[jcifs] Acl Support

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Fri Feb 28 09:40:43 EST 2003

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 03:56:07PM -0500, Michael B. Allen wrote:
> That document has stuff about ACLs? What section?

There is information on handling Extended Attributes and Security 
Descriptors.  Foundation stuff...

> > SMBs that will fiddle Extended Attributes, but I doubt that those will be
> > enough for full support.  The next thing to read is Luke K.C. Leighton's
> > book DCE/RPC over SMB. See:  http://ubiqx.org/cifs/References.html for
> > links.
> > 
> > Note that rumor has it that The Open Group (http://www.opengroup.org/)  
> > will be releasing a lot of its DCE/RPC code (in C, I believe) under an
> > Open Source license.  This code is not the same as MS-RPC, but it is close 
> Interesting. Where did you hear this and do you have any details?

Luke.  He announced it on the Samba-TNG mailing list (tng-technical).  The 
details will be there, I assume.

> > enough to be very useful.  Converting it all to Java would be a massive 
> > task, but the hope is that it will be readable enough that we can get some 
> > clues.
> Well we wouldn't "convert" the code anyway. It's probably not a
> "massive" amount of code actually. But the encrytped PDUs and layers
> ontop of existing layers will require a significant bit of thinking if
> we are going to maintain the quaility and simplicity of the code we have
> now. It's probably a 3 month job to get the first rpcs to even work. But
> three months is a long time these days.


Fortunately, the RPC stuff can be built as a completely separate layer and 
just 'pass through' the SMB layer.  Samba doesn't do it this way, but 
there has been a lot of discussion.

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