J. Bruce Fields
bfields at fieldses.org
Fri Apr 20 16:08:32 MDT 2012
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 02:59:45PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 05:26:27PM -0400, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 11:55:53AM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > > On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:04:02PM +0200, Ondrej Valousek wrote:
> > > > Hi List,
> > > >
> > > > I know this has been asked many times, but I will ask one more time:
> > > > I would like to export NFSv4 mounted filesystem with Samba and would
> > > > like to be able to use windows "security tab" in explorer to modify
> > > > these ACLs.
> > > > Do I have any chance with Samba on RHEL-5/6?
> > >
> > > Does Linux have local API's to manipulate mounted NFSv4 ACLs ?
> > >
> > > Samba has VFS modules to cope with mapping Windows ACLs onto
> > > NFSv4 ACLs but currently they only work on AIX, Linux with IBM's
> > > gpfs and Solaris right now.
> > >
> > > If you can point me a docs showing the library APIs for Linux
> > > to allow programatic manipulation of NFSv4 ACLs then I can
> > > make it work on Linux too.
> > It's a bit idiosyncratic, but should be easy enough to handle if you
> > want, I think: on the linux client, on an nfs4 filesystem, the
> > "system.nfs4_acl" xattr contains the xdr-encoded ACL as it came in on
> > the wire (network-byte-order and all). See the definition of fattr4_acl
> > in rfc 3530.
> I'm sorry, but that *really* *really* sucks. There needs to
> be an API on the Linux side that implements both RichACLs
> and NFSv4 ACLs (as they're the same thing essentially).
Yes, that's the eventual plan.
The richacl patches still need a little more work, and alas there's
noone working on them currently as far as I know.
So if you wanted something that would work now, you could use
system.nfs4_acl now and later replace that by something that tried
richacls and then fell back.
The xdr isn't hard to parse or create--the main problem would be
figuring out what to do with the names....
(By the way, is reexporting nfs with samba really going to work well
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