Windows/NFSv4 ACL interoperability

Christoph Klein christophk at
Tue Mar 14 10:45:42 GMT 2006

On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 05:40:35PM -0500, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> So I've started gathering what I know here; corrections welcomed:
Perhaps you can add a link to on
your page, as a first try to address these issues on linux.

I think you are missing one distinctive difference in the semantics of
nfsv4 and windows acl: inheritance! afaik nfsv4 uses static inheritance
(acls are inherited only at file creationt time) and windows uses a
semi-dynamic model (acls are inherited at the time they are set).
Applications that rely on one behaviour may do strange things!


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