ntfs issue

Esh, Andrew AEsh at tricord.com
Thu Dec 12 19:41:00 GMT 2002

(I assume you're asking about serving an NTFS partition via Samba, which is
being hosted on a non-Windows OS which is capable of mounting NTFS

You'd have to depend on the quality of the NTFS support on the OS of the
host which is running Samba. It may not support features like Extended
Attributes, which would prevent ACL storage and the NT Security System from
working. There may also be some filename length and case mangling rules that
aren't the same. Depends on the OS, depends on the NTFS mount support.

Other than that, simple unsecured file service should work.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Langasek [mailto:vorlon at netexpress.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:46 AM
To: AndyChu
Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: ntfs issue

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 04:06:55PM +0800, AndyChu wrote:
> Does samba support share those files in a ntfs partition ?

This is meaningless.  Samba does not "support" NTFS partitions, because
Samba does not interface with partitions.  If you are asking whether
Samba can *serve* shares from NTFS partitions, that's a question of
whether the host OS supports the filesystem.  If you are asking whether
Samba (smbclient) can *access* shares on NTFS partitions, then yes --
though NTFS has little to do with it.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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