An interface to share-level permissions through the VFS or another shared library ...

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri Jun 15 13:28:06 MDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:24:04PM -0700, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Currently, as far as I can see, the interface to share-level ACLs is
> private within Samba, and they re currently stored in a TDB.
> However, some system integrators who are doing replication, might
> prefer to keep this information in XATTRs so they don't have to
> replicate different types of objects ...
> Of course, this does raise other issues. In particular, co-ordinating
> updates by multiple users and issues of application-consistency with
> respect to replication etc.
> If we were to entertain a VFS-level interface, it would have to go in
> the disk-operations group, I would imagine.
> Any comments/thoughts?

Can't they get to this via the RPC interface ?

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