Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Wed Sep 5 18:12:17 GMT 2001

"MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1)" wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Personally, having Samba implement NTFS security outside of
> Unix permission bits/acl's worries me.  The majority of the people
> that I work with across the world implement Samba on *ux because
> they need the file access from both *UX and Microsoft platforms,
> and having two schemes for access to the SAME fileset on *UX
> doesn't sound very friendly to me.  Not to mention the other
> pitfalls that have been mentioned here.

Yes, but it will be compile or run time selectable (and off
by default :-).

> A project to create a framework that would allow vendors to implement
> a true NTFS filesystem for their OS'es, in my opinion, is where this
> type of effort would be best spent.

Unless this gets done in Linux then none of the other vendors
can even agree on the location of files, let alone adding
NTFS support (IMHO :-) :-).


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