generic ACL interface (RFC)
allan at umich.edu
Wed Jul 28 15:08:12 GMT 1999
--On Wednesday, July 28, 1999, 8:14 AM +1000 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
<lkcl at switchboard.net> wrote:
> ACL-instance-implementations (e.g the file / directory one) *may* require
> knowledge of unix, but this should not be expected. for example, what
> happens when we implement "appliance mode" fully, and someone installs
> this on linux with ntfs-driver support? the fact that linux is unix then
> becomes completely irrelevant at that point!
The same with AFS. Even though there is a uid and gid associated
with files and directories in AFS, they are ignored in AFS ACLs.
In all, I have to agree with Luke's take on this. Let the
underlying ACL mapping code handle/hide the filesystem specifics, and
let smbd work on the NT style ACLs.
Allan Bjorklund | allan at umich.edu
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