The "security mask" parameter

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Wed May 9 21:36:16 GMT 2001

"MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1)" wrote:
> Hello Mohammed,
> I took a brief look at the dosmode.c code, where I <think> this should be
> handled, and it doesn't seem to ever check or use the security mask before
> it attempts the chmod...
> bottom line, I don't think this feature is implemented...
> I've copied the samba technical list, so maybe one of the samba team can
> comment on this...

You're right. It was implemented, but got removed by accident
in the POSIX ACL rewrite.

To be honest I don't think it's usefull, so I think the best
course of action is to remove it and also remove the docs.


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a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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