[Samba] Samba & Alternate Data Streams

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon May 17 13:50:56 MDT 2010

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 09:42:44PM +0200, Marten Gajda wrote:
> Am 17.05.2010 18:18, schrieb John Drescher:
> > I thought that the streams do not work without the streams_xattr
> > module. Did you set that up on your samba server?
> >
> >   
> I don't have any vfs module enabled. So at least some streams do work
> without streams_xattr. As I already mentioned the :Zone-Identifier
> stream is working to a certain degree.

Not correctly, and I don't see how to be honest.

> If I store a file (with Firefox) on the share this stream is created and
> the explorer property sheet evaluates its content and tells me the file
> is from the internet (I can "unlock" the file too).
> It also works if I manually fakes the file's origin. But on the other
> hand, this stream is not created when I copy a file from another NTFS drive.
> As there is no use for xattrs in my file system I'd like to get this
> stuff working without them.

Can't be done. You need to have either the streams_xattr
module or streams_depot module enabled to get streams
support. Where do you think the stream data will get stored on
the filesysytem if you don't enable either of these ?


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