[Samba] Samba as PDC & File Server compared to Windows Server

Robert Szentmihalyi robert.szentmihalyi at entracom.de
Sun Jun 30 08:04:02 GMT 2002

On Saturday, 29. June 2002 17:56, Sanjiv Bawa wrote:
> Robert,
> Do the samba binary packages come with ACL support enabled by

No, AFAIK, they do not. But compiling from source should not be a 
problem. If you absoloutly want to use a binary package, you'll 
have to check the spec file to be sure.

> default? Are there more features on the ACL's than simple mapping
> to the Unix permissions set? Please provide pointers to more
> docs.

XFS implements complete POSIX ACL support as stated in the XFS 
feature List <http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/features.html>:

"POSIX Access Control Lists (ACLs)

The Linux XFS filesystem supports the ACL semantics and interfaces 
described in the draft POSIX 1003.1e standard."

If you need more detailed information, see:

> Thanks.


> > I would like to be able to solve all my problems thru Linux and
> > Samba - is it possible?  In Summary, for Samba to be a password
> > server, PDC as well as an easily administered file server. 
> > Where a user can put files and decide which users or groups can
> > read, write or execute on those files!.
> If you have your shares on an XFS file system and compile Samba
> with ACL support, you can use ACLs to control ownerships just
> like on a Windows 2000 server, but without all the security holes
> a Windows 2000 server has to offer... :-)
> We have done this for quite a number of customers and they are
> all very happy with the solution we have provided.
> > I am about to make a big decision and have done quite a bit of
> > research - webdav, ldap, frontpage extensions etc etc but I am
> > hoping that someone here can also point me in the right
> > direction.  Please help.  Thanks in advance and hope!!
> Just ask if you need more information.
> > Mr. Gerard O'Reilly
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> Regards,
>  Robert

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