Current approaches to ACL handling
jra at samba.org
Mon Oct 1 13:12:41 MDT 2012
On Mon, Oct 01, 2012 at 03:02:33PM -0400, simo wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-10-01 at 11:52 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > 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 :-).
> Indeed here is the archive page from 2009:
> Search for: Jeremy Allison (Samba Team, Google):
> Native Windows ACLs in Samba 3
> There are both slides and ogg file with audio
Thanks Simo. Sorry for being so lazy :-(.
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