PROPOSAL: extend UNIX_INFO2 to mark existence of ACLs

George Colley gcolley at
Fri Jan 25 03:32:05 GMT 2008

Man I didn't think things would get this crazy. I have a little  
reading to do before comment further, but really all we want was for a  
client to know if the posix modes were the only security on the file.  
I would prefer only going across the wire to get the acl if one exits.  
Let me read the whole thread and see if I can figure out all the  

On Jan 23, 2008, at 10:19 AM, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> I have been reading those papers recently, and have tried pinging  
> him once
> or twice.  I haven't heard back.
> Steve French wrote:
>> Possibly useful background, Andreas's paper from a few years ago
>> describes some of the issues involved with mode bits, POSIX ACLs,  
>> and NFSv4 ACLs:
>> and a more recent paper on NFSv4 ACLs and Linux
>> Does anyone know what ever happened with the per-mount permission  
>> model
>> he suggested:
> -- 
> "Implementing CIFS - the Common Internet FileSystem"    ISBN:  
> 013047116X
> Samba Team --    -)-----     Christopher R.  
> Hertel
> jCIFS Team --  -)-----  ubiqx development,  
> uninq
> ubiqx Team --    -)-----          crh at
> OnLineBook --   -)-----             crh at

More information about the samba-technical mailing list