Can Any one give me some design documents of samba.

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Fri Mar 30 05:36:47 GMT 2001

At 10:47 AM 3/30/01 +0530, Karthikeyan wrote:
>Hi guys,
>           I am workin in samba,I am trying to provide the ACL support
>for linux ext2 file system.

Why bother? Samba 2.2.0 will have this support, all you need is to ensure
that your Linux install has ACLs.

However, if you still want to keep going, then Special Edition, Using Samba
has some stuff on this.

Finally, I am avaliable to consult on the structure of Samba :-)

>and we plan to modify all the places where the samba checks permission
>from the unix inode and
>make samba get the permissions from the ACL list we are storing along
>with the inode of each file.
>As I  have just started to work(browse source code of samba-2.0.7) on
>samba.I find it difficult to
>get the control flow .
>I would be happy if I any one can help me  in this task.
>If you guys  can give me some write up of the design of samba and
>control flow it will be of more help.
>If we put this up in this group it will be easy for the new guy to pick
>up easily.
>with regards

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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