Preserving NTFS permissions.

simo idra at
Mon Jul 2 20:03:12 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 14:56 -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Simo, Jeremy,
> There is some interest in going forward with work on a VFS module that would
> store and retrieve NTFS DACLs using EAs.  The overall goal is to enforce
> those DACLs... but one step at a time.
> :)
> For my own part, I am interested in a clearer understanding of the
> interactions between the VFAT bits, the POSIX bits, the current behavior of
> the default VFS module, and what needs to be done to make NTFS ACLs work
> properly.  I know Jeremy has put a lot of effort into understanding how the
> DACLs work in particular (I remember a presentation... what... six years ago?).
> Your input on next steps would be appreciated.

Chris I think this could be a wonderful subject for a book, would you
like to dig in the code and extract distilled knowledge for us to
enjoy? :-)

Jokes aside I think all we can say is really in the code itself, I guess
it is much easier to get specific questions and see if we can give
precise answers or not based on what there is in the code and memories
we have around.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at

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