Use an EA to store dos attributes
MKaplan at snapappliance.com
Thu Jul 24 18:04:40 GMT 2003
Can we try that patch out? I'd like to apply it to our tree here, and start
Is it the same one that Andrew Esh sent you? If so, I have it already too.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jra at samba.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:53 AM
> To: Marc Kaplan
> Cc: 'jra at samba.org'; 'tridge at samba.org'; 'Multiple recipients of list
> SAMBA-TECHNICAL'; 'jerry at samba.org'; Ravi Wijayaratne; Kevin
> Osborn; Dan
> Subject: Re: Use an EA to store dos attributes
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 10:49:52AM -0700, Marc Kaplan wrote:
> > Jeremy,
> > Now that we're using EAs where available to store whether
> the file/folder's
> > ACL was inherited, can we also consider storing the dos
> attributes in an EA,
> > rather than masking the file permissions? It seems like a
> cleaner solution
> > then changing ACLs/perms (on Read-only set)/looking for some magical
> > combination of Perms/ACLs (to present Read-only). There are
> other situations
> > where this would also help, for example: the hidden
> attribute cannot be set
> > on directories (actually, I'm having trouble getting it to
> stick on files
> > too!). If the system has extended attributes, why not use
> them for this
> > purpose?
> > Actually, I just searched through my old Samba Technical
> mail, and I found
> > that you said that you were considering it for 3.0 (mail
> sent on: Friday
> > 3/21/03). If you do want it in 3.0, would you accept a
> patch? Or do you want
> > to do this work your self?
> Yes there is already a patch in my inbox for this. I would
> definately consider
> it for 3.0 - but I'm franticly working on getting the smb
> signing right (this
> will be a *big* deal w.r.t. krb5 security attacks soon....).
> The limiting factor
> has been testing time.
> Please go for it !
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