NT file-permissions

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Thu Jul 22 17:55:10 GMT 1999

> 	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.

ok, i don't really care what the api is as long as the security descriptor
is left as-is as part of the api.  there should be some "munging" routines
that assist turning SDs into unix-style ACLs, but these "helper" routines
should be used on the _other_ side of the API... IF the
instance-implementation requires it.  which a linux-ntfs driver would
certainly not: the SD goes straight to disk.


> 	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...

blame digital equipment corporation and the vax / vms team, not the nt
development team. :-)

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