[Samba] samba 3.3.x vfs_acl_xattr support

Miguel Medalha miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Sun Mar 8 06:34:37 GMT 2009

> I did read majority of the how to document 
> http://us6.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/ and I 
> don't think I can find the answer there. Understandably that document 
> is for samba 3.0.x, but I don't see a version of howto for samba 3.3. 
> I also checked smb.conf file, I don't think it says using vfs object = 
> acl_xattr in order to use vfs xattr. This maybe obvious if you have 
> used samba for some time, but probably not obvious for everybody. That 
> is why I was trying to read the source code to see what I can do. I do 
> appreciate your help for this.

The source code package includes a (almost) complete documentation. See 
there, under docs, the following books:

- Samba3-HOWTO.pdf -- This 965-pages book contains a whole chapter 
dedicated to vfs modules: Chapter 23 Stackable VFS modules

- Samba3-ByExample.pdf

The HTML versions of the above are also there, under "htmldocs". This 
directory also contains the man pages in HTML format.

The smb.conf man page contains information about the general use of vfs 
modules. Most of these also have their own man pages.

Please note that you can download a very good precompiled samba 3.3.0 
from here:



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