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

Stephen Waters swaters at
Wed Apr 5 16:27:40 GMT 2000

Paul Rogers wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jeremy at]
> >
> > 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.
> So, are you saying that with Linux, you might and might not implement ACLs
> for Linux? If you don't, I think there will be a number of people dropping
> Samba servers on Linux boxes in favour of NT - a great shame. I for one have
> been hoping this would be implemented for a long time.

When ACLs are stable in the kernel and Linus is happy, then i expect
you'll see full SAMBA support for them. Getting ACL support going in
SAMBA on HPUX and Solaris is good test work for the issues that might
come up in the Linux version... conceptually akin to making the kernel
64-bit clean for Alpha made it easier to code the other 64-bit ports.

Just guessing, I suspect the Linux ACL guys will make an effort to get
their code in 2.5. When that happens, you'll probably see ACL support in
SAMBA on Linux come up to speed shortly thereafter.


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