[Samba] follow up to novell file issue and a question about "fstype"

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 17 10:24:00 GMT 2002

Ben Calvert wrote:
> Ok, I've done some further research into this one:
> It appears that installing the Novell client on a Win machine has the
> effect of replacing the  file copy command with one from Novell.  It also
> seems that the NTFS filesystem has spaces for extra metadata, and the the
> new Novell command is using those to store it's ACL.  I"m guessing that
> this metadata is not storable via Samba, which would cause the errors i'm
> seeing.
> So my proposed solution is for Samba to emulate a non-NTFS filesystem.
> I've found the fstype directive in the man page for smb.conf, but cannot
> find a list of alternate settings for it.  (the man page lists "NTFS" and
> "Samba").  Is there a setting available for fat32?

This paramater is a literal string, copied to the wire as-is  (I think).

But I'm interested as to what it's trying to store - the real NT ACL, or
some 'novell ACL' in case you copy it back?

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
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