Adding ACL support for AIX
Michael E Osborne
mosborne at jacads.com
Tue Oct 17 23:26:26 GMT 2000
This would be absolutely great! We've been running Samba under AIX for
several years now and it's been wonderfully rock solid. A good match for
IT Manager - JACADS Project
Washington Demilitarization Co
These opinions are mine and only mine.
Tim Potter <tpot at linuxcare.com.au> on 10/17/2000 12:54:02 PM
To: Medha Date <mdate at austin.ibm.com>
cc: samba-technical at us4.samba.org (bcc: Michael E Osborne/JACADS/REC)
Subject: Re: Adding ACL support for AIX
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
> 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
> 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 hp.com> gives a bit of a technical
overview of the ACL code. Check the mailing list archives at:
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