about "ea support" parameter

Ralph Boehme slow at samba.org
Thu Nov 26 13:56:17 UTC 2020

Am 11/26/20 um 2:38 PM schrieb Rowland penny via samba-technical:
> On 26/11/2020 12:31, Leo Fan via samba-technical wrote:
>> Hi Ralph,
>> Thanks for your quick response!
>> Glad to know both Windows and MAC apps make heave use of streams but 
>> not EAs, I am more confident that we can disable EA support.
>> Both Data streams and EAs are used to store extra (meta)data of 
>> files/directories.
>> I am curious which kind of applications would use EA.
> I am not confident you can disable EA support. Why do you think the 
> default was set to 'yes' ? Could it have anything to do with an EA is 
> where the Windows ACLs are stored by Samba ?

yes. But see my initial mail.

> If you set the permissions from Windows, the ACES etc are stored in an 
> EA, ergo, if you are using Windows, you really need EAs.

no. See my initial mail. :)


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