2.2 split has taken place.

David Lee T.D.Lee at durham.ac.uk
Thu Sep 21 08:32:48 GMT 2000

On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Tim Potter wrote:

> anders at cwd.no writes:
> > Speaking of ACL's:
> >         Does anyone know if there is an effort to create support for the 
> > (unstable) Linux ACLS?
> > 
> >         For info on Linux ACLs: http://acl.bestbits.at/
> > 
> >         If it's not too much effort, it might be a good idea to have an 
> > option --with-linux-acls or similar
> >         so that whent the ACLs get more used, we're actually there in 
> > advance.
> > 
> >         Does anyone know what would be needed for such an solution?
> >         Is there an acl-API in place in samba?
> I believe the Samba ACL support will be based around POSIX ACLs
> so it should work with the above project as well as any other
> operating system that implements POSIX ACLs.

I immediately confess to knowing nothing about ACLs.  But I seem to recall
that different OSes had different versions/implementations/opinions of
ACL-like activity.

So (admittedly from an outside perspective based on hazy memory!) the
suggestion of an "acl-API" would seem to be a sensible model.  Allow Samba
to interface to possibly OS-specific ACLs, rather than hardwiring one
specific ACL type (POSIX) directly into samba core-code.

Just a thought...


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