Adding ACL support for AIX

Tim Potter tpot at
Tue Oct 17 22:54:02 GMT 2000

Medha Date writes:

> Scott Prather and I are part of AIX development at IBM.  We'd like to 
> add JFS ACL (extended permissions) support to samba.  We'd like to add it to 
> the samba 2.2 release, if possible.  Which source files contain the 
> current ACL support?  In development.html, there is mention of a 
> pluggable backend for ACL support.  Is there any sort of spec for this?

I don't believe there is a spec for this yet, but it will
probably be functionally similar to the ACL functions in the
vfs_ops structure in include/vfs.h.  Pluggable backends may even
end up being VFS modules.

> We are going to set up a test environment for samba on AIX and will be able
> to test our changes there, among other things, pretty thoroughly there.  
> However, we will need help testing to make sure we haven't impacted 
> other platforms.

Marc Jacobsen <Marc_Jacobsen at> gives a bit of a technical
overview of the ACL code.  Check the mailing list archives at:



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