Cole, Timothy D.
timothy_d_cole at md.northgrum.com
Wed Jul 21 14:23:09 GMT 1999
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton [SMTP:lkcl at switchboard.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 19:44
> To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-TECHNICAL
> Subject: Re: NT file-permissions
> On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > i would recommend that the API have exactly the same arguments as the
> > > Windows NT MSDN API, and be redirected / mapped from there to the
> > > UNIX ACL APIs.
> > Luke,
> > Why do you keep wanting to re-create Win32 on
> > UNIX (isn't that what Wine is doing :-) :-) ? It isn't
> > even a *stable* API (the security api calls change every
> > WinNT release as they're *still* too complicated for any
> > application to actually use), let alone a good one :-).
> one of the reasons to convert at the last minute is to add linux ntfs
> acl suppor.
Ennh... I don't think ACL representation that would preserve the NT
information mandates the use of the NT APIs themselves. I don't see why we
can't do something much simpler (or at least cleaner), as long as it doesn't
lose information. A more general approach than just copying the current
APIs is better is IMO better, lest we give ourselves even more to rewrite
every time Microsoft changes something.
And I guess quite frankly, I'd just as soon not have the NT APIs
inflicted on me in Samba anyway; they're pretty horrid...
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