FAT, NTFS, CIFS and DOS attributes

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jan 4 00:24:26 GMT 2005

tridge at samba.org wrote:
> We use the following xattrs in Samba4:
>  user.DosAttrib     : structure holding basic non-privileged attribute information
>  user.DosEAs        : all the DOS (OS/2) style EAs
>  user.DosStreams    : list of alternate data steams, flagged as internal or external
>  user.DosStream.name: the stream data itself for internal streams
>  security.NTACL     : the NT ACL
> the rationale for making most of them in the user namespace is that it
> is 'mostly harmless' to allow the owner of the file to change those
> ones.

Right, it's the "design is broken so everything ends up in user.*". 
Now, I clearly dislike the StudlyCaps used here, but if it's already 
deployed it's probably too late to fix this :(

Does Samba have any way do deal with VFAT short names?


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