[Samba] Interoperability with MAC OSX clients, resource forks, xattrs
jra at samba.org
Thu Jan 5 12:29:32 MST 2012
On Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 01:15:20PM +0100, Stefan Rompf wrote:
> The generic solution would be to enhance vfs_streams_xattr so that it stores
> small streams in xattrs and large streams into files. These files should be in
> a subdirectory of the directory of the file they belong to and should have a
> recognizable filename. An xattr on the main file could be used as a hint that
> additional streams exist.
> The apple specific solution would be a VFS module that intercepts the one
> stream OSX uses for the resource fork and store it into the .AppleDouble
> subdirectory in a format compatible with the netatalk package. The module
> would then be stacked with a vfs_streams module for the other streams. This
> solution would allow better interoperability with the netatalk package.
Both methods sound fine to me. Once you've got code please feel
free to submit as a new vfs module, and we'll evaluate for inclusion
in the main code.
Remember you can now do this under corporate (C) if you need to
if that makes submission easier.
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