smbtar and win2k rights

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Thu Jul 11 17:58:04 GMT 2002

On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, Manuel Guerrero wrote:
> > Hello List,
> > 
> > I have a Win2k-Server and a Linux-Server. I want to backup the Win2k
> > Files on the Linux Box with smbtar.
> > 
> > It works quite well. But when I try to restore a file it happend that
> > the rights on that file are set back to default (everyone has full
> > rights).
> > 
> > Is it possible to backup the rights/ACL from Win2k to?
> It is possible, but there is currently no defined way, I believe, to store 
> the SEC_DESC in the tar file. However, Star does this, perhaps in a 
> non-standard way.
> > Where are the rights/ACLs stored on the Win2k box?
> They are stored in the file system. We would need to add a cli_get_secdesc 
> and a cli_set_secdesc call, and then arrange for smbclient to make those 
> calls for each file on save or restore, and save them as TAR header 
> records.

Well, it turns out that there are cli_query_secdesc and cli_set_secdesc 
routines already in Samba, and there is an obvious place to put these 
calls in smbclient/clitar.c ...

All that remains is figuring out a TAR header type to write them as, and a 
small matter of programming. There should probably be a flag to switch 
them on and off :-)

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
sharpe at

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