usershare acl parser?

derrell at derrell at
Tue Dec 13 14:35:31 GMT 2005

Jeremy Allison <jra at> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 10:58:20PM +1100, tridge at wrote:
>> Jeremy,
>>  > Ok, I was wrong - I should have used an example of :
>>  > 
>>  > "D:P(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;;GRGWGX;;;BA)(A;;GR;;;WD)"
>> Why do you want SEC_DESC_DACL_PROTECTED ? (the 'P' flag). As there is
>> no parent, its not needed and is pretty obscure at any time.
>> the 'SY' ACE is pointless as its reasonable to assume 'local system'
>> can do whatever it darn well pleases to a local resource. The GWGWGX
>> is also a bit verbose - using GA (generic all) is much simpler and
>> probably what you really wanted.
>> So I suspect what you wanted was this:
>>   D:(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GR;;;WD)
>> which translates as "all rights for admins, everyone else read".
> You're missing the point. This is not a sane way of specifying
> this for a UNIX admin. Compare that with :
> Administrators:F,Everyone:R
> Which is the syntax I'm proposing.
> Jeremy.

Jeremy, before adding a new ACL format...  There is an ACL formatter and
parser in libsmbclient that's been there for a long time.  It's used for
setting and retrieving ACLs on files and folders using the extended attribute
functions.  It uses a human-readable format.  You may want to see if it
already does what you're looking for.  If that functionality is needed outside
of libsmbclient, those functions can be moved to a more generic



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