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

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Tue Apr 4 23:09:16 GMT 2000

On Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 04:27:19PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Well there are two issues here. One is obeying the ACL
> restrictions on a filesystem. Samba will naturally do
> this as it is just a UNIX program running under a known
> userid. The second is displaying the ACL list on a file
> and allowing a Windows client to modify it. That second
> part is what requires known ACL API's such as the POSIX
> one.

Yippee! Time to download that linux patch meethinks :-)

I agree that Samba (as it's cross-platform) should focus first and formost
on the POSIX API. However, me getting ACLs under Linux would be brill ;-)


Jason Haar

Unix/Network Specialist, Trimble NZ
Phone: +64 3 3391 377 Fax: +64 3 3391 417

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