Proposal/Idea: Remove support for using rfc2307 attributes for s4 id-mapping?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Oct 16 11:06:13 MDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 01:43:40PM +0200, steve wrote:

> I'd like to be able to take nfs out of the equation but the
> limitation which cifs imposes on file ownership is too bad.
> Are you saying that I can use cifs in place of nfs for Linux
> clients? E.g. their home directories? I want files there to be
> user:group -rw-r--r-- cifs lets me do it for one user only. THat's
> no god in a mutiuser domain.

CIFSFS can do this. Look into multi-user mount and unix extensions.

> If I have a share mounted using cifs, I can specify a uid and a gid
> of a user. If another user logs in, how do I then tell cifs that the
> uid:gid has changed without getting root to remount the share for
> me?

CIFSFS with multi-user mount.


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