[Samba] Samba 3.0.25pre2 Available for Download

Jim McDonough jmcd at samba.org
Thu Mar 22 16:20:11 GMT 2007

On 3/22/07, Gerald (Jerry) Carter <jerry at samba.org> wrote:
> > Does that mean we can use the windows acl's ??
> It means that smbd can load a VFS plugin to deal with
> different ACL models on a per share basis.  You still have
> to convert the Windows security descriptor to a form
> that means something to the underlying Unix file system.
> but if you have a file systems that provides equivalent
> (or even similar) semantics's as Windows NTFS, someone
> can simply write the necessary VFS API calls and get
> close.  All without having to touch core smbd code.
Currently, this has been done for GPFS, so if you have GPFS, you can use its
NFSv4 ACLs, which are much closer to the windows ACLs.  The nfsv4 acl
mapping is done outside the GPFS specific code, but currently there is no
other ACL vfs plugin that uses it.

Jim McDonough
Samba Team
jmcd at samba dot org

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