native posix permissions

Shirish Kalele kalele at
Mon Jun 26 21:38:17 GMT 2000

Gunnar Degnbol wrote:

> At 04:30 27-06-2000 +1000, you wrote:
> >On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 02:50:42AM +1000, Shirish Kalele wrote:
> >[...]
> > > Yes, that's true. But do you see support for this coming from
> > > themselves? As far as I understand, all they were willing to do was
> > > the said bits in the smb packets to flag unix acls. Of course, the
> > > team could provide the clients, but I'm not sure we want to go down
> > > road. Till then, acl mapping rules :-)
> >
> >Some time ago, someone posted some announcement for a shell
> >extension here. It was named uae or the like. The *.zip
> >even contained a *.idl-file for his stuff. (*bing* A
> >real-world simple idl-file... going to feed it into sidlc
> >and if the license is GPL, going to put it into the
> >examples-dir)
> >
> >
> >Oh, just found the URL in the README (and the
> >license-statement: LGPL):
> >
> >,
> >and the author is: Gunnar Degnbol <degnbol at>
> >
> >Hmmm... I don't find it anymore there...
> >(No, rse is something else...)
> >well...
> >
> >     Elrond
> Sorry it disappeared. It's back now. I started designing a new interface,
> but wasn't sure about what it should look like and where to hook it into
> Samba.
> The cifs-unix spec talks about a new protocol level, which only works
> between Unix machines. As I understand it, HP's implementation works
> whatever SMB dialect is used, and I just have to try and call it to see if
> it is there?
Have a look at Byron Deadwiler's paper that he presented at the CIFS
for the exact extensions that HP's proposed.

> I don't think it is a big problem that it is not made by MS. It should be
> simple to install it through a login script.

Yes, it's not a big problem to install, just that sysadmins would need to
install it on many clients, it's a similar case of NFS clients on Windows.
But of course, that's a matter of choice and this looks like a good option
to have available to choose from..


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