[linux-cifs-client] Re: New Proxy Unix CAP

Steve French smfrench at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 14:20:31 GMT 2008

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 8:52 AM, simo <idra at samba.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 2008-04-19 at 04:44 +0200, Sam Liddicott wrote:
> > The conclusion was that ntioctl was the cleanest way to provide that
> > channel (allowing windows server based implementations through
> > pluggable ioctl handlers), and all that remained was to find a way to
> > advertise the capability.
> >
> > A conversation at SambaXP with Metze, Steve, Tridge concluded that the
> > new "who am I" and the "extattr" operations set a good precedent for
> > using the unix capabilities bit and a new info level in the unix
> > capabilities to advertise the proxy capabilities (I think I got that
> > mostly right). (And a different advertisment method would be needed
> > for a windows implementation but Tridge knew what that was, I forget).
> I see a contradiction between these two paragraphs. If you want to make
> this stuff available on windows (ioctl handlers and such), then using
> the unix extensions (not supported on windows) to advertise the
> capability is not going to help on windows.
> Simo.

It won't help on servers (such as Windows) without the Unix extensions, they
will have to risk just sending the ioctl to the server and hope that the
return codes are correct which come back, but it will help on Samba and I am
glad they are working with Tridge et al to define this.



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