Samba on Linux with no ACL's is making things tough

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Tue Apr 4 22:02:00 GMT 2000

Ed Schernau wrote:
> So 2.0.8 WILL have ACLs?  Or only IF you have some sort of POSIX
> ACL support in your OS (Linux 2.2.x) ?

The plan is to integrate the HP donated code into
Samba 2.0.8 so that Samba will provide ACLs *ONLY*
if your underlying OS provides ACL support on the

For each ACL type a mapping will have to be written
from the filesystem ACLs to NT ACLs. Currently this
is planned for HPUX (of course :-), IRIX, Solaris
and (maybe) AIX. A mapping *may* be done for one of
the experimental Linux ACL implementations (the one
at is probably the one we'll
use) but this code is not currently in any stable or
developement kernel so it will definately be a configure
option on Linux.

If your underlying filesystem doesn't provide any
ACL support then the current mapping (to UNIX
user/group/world) will be used by default.


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