Current approaches to ACL handling

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Oct 1 12:52:50 MDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 02:42:51PM -0400, simo wrote:
> 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
> sync.
> I am not aware of any other doc beyond the code.

Well there are some SambaXP talks on it I did a while ago :-).



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