[jcifs] Re: JCIFS extension

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Wed Jun 9 05:36:54 GMT 2004

Resend per request.

On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 00:39:54 -0400
Kevin Spaeth <kspaeth at logicdevelopment.net> wrote:

> Hey guys,
>     I am currently extending the SmbFile and SmbTransaction to add 
> security descriptor functionality for Windows so you can set and read 
> file security permissions.  Let me know if you are interested in the code.

Certainly. If it's small (I suspect it should be) just post it to the
list. Otherwise send it to me.

We actually contemplated this before and we (err I) concluded that it
wasn't particularly useful because there's no way to actually do anything
with the security descriptors. We need RPC to resolve SIDs and so on.

But it would be nice to be able to copy them with copyTo. That's the
only thing copyTo doesn't copy at this point. If we could copy security
descriptors jCIFS could be the basis for a serious backup/recovery tool.


Greedo shoots first? Not in my Star Wars.

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