Current approaches to ACL handling

simo idra at
Mon Oct 1 12:42:51 MDT 2012

On Mon, 2012-10-01 at 13:28 -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> What are the current best practices for ACL handling?
> To my knowledge, it's using EAs to store the ACLs.  Is there any in-depth 
> documentation on this implementation?  Are there any other mechanisms in use?

We store the Windows ACL in an EA and a matching posix ACL translation
on the file, plus a sha hash of the ACL so we can be sure they are in

I am not aware of any other doc beyond the code.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at>

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