Retaining ownership when copying NT to Unix drive

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Sun Aug 17 21:05:56 GMT 1997

On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Boyd Johnson wrote:

> We just got to the point of trusting Samba enough to move 3.5 GB of NT
> user data to the Samba drive on an HP-UX system.  I worked with our NT
> admin tonight to try to start the transfer.  We have been unable to
> figure out how to move the files while retaining file ownership.  We
> tried NT filemanager and xcopy.  I saw Rumba, but it looks like it might
> take some work to compile on HP-UX.  I didn't see anything in the past
> couple of months of archives I have, so has anyone solved this problem?
> As a bonus, is there a way to retain the Unix equivalent of the NT file
> permissions on a per-file basis instead of using the same mask for all
> files?

eek.  not really, yet.  this is because we haven't got ACL support.  if 
preserving the permissions is _really_ important, then you should 
consider getting AFPS (NT server ported to unix) by AT&T or SCO.


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