[Samba] samba 3.3.x vfs_acl_xattr support

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 02:12:14 GMT 2009

> Starting with version 3.3.1, the source code package now contains a man page
> for vfs_acl_xattr:
This is what I have on 3.3.1. To me this documentation seriously needs expanded.

       vfs_acl_xattr - Save NTFS-ACLs in Extended Attributes (EAs)

       vfs objects = acl_xattr

       This VFS module is part of the samba(7) suite.

       The vfs_acl_xattr VFS module stores NTFS Access Control Lists
       (ACLs) in Extended Attributes (EAs). This enables the full mapping
       of Windows ACLs on Samba servers.

       The ACLs are stored in the Extended Attribute security.NTACL of a
       file or directory. This Attribute is not listed by getfattr -d
       filename. To show the current value, the name of the EA must be
       specified (e.g.  getfattr -n security.NTACL filename ).

       Please note that this module is experimental!

       This module is stackable.

       There are no options for vfs_acl_xattr.

       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
       Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an
       Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is

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