[Samba] Samba 4.1 on FreeBSD Questions

Andrea Venturoli ml at netfence.it
Tue Jul 8 08:22:55 MDT 2014

On 07/07/14 22:22, Cesar DiMartino wrote:

> 2. In the documentation about  file shares with Windows ACLs says:
> To use the advanced features of Samba, it has to be compiled with ACL
>> support (e. g. RHEL requires the libacl-devel to be installed, when
>> compiling). Also you need a filesystem that supports the "user" and
>> "system" xattr namespaces. It also needs to have ACL and XATTR support.
>   XFS automatically supports ACLs. If you are using either ext3 or ext4 for
>> your file system, you will need to include the options "user_xattr" and
>> "acl" in your /etc/fstab entries. Example:
>> /dev/sda3     /srv/samba/Demo     ext4      user_xattr,acl      1 1
>>   is this necessary on FreeBSD 9.2 ? (I have Samba 4.1.9  running  and I
> just found about, may be some problems with permissions have something to
> do with)

I'm using Samba 4.1 without acls, so this is not *necessary*.
Whether that's necessary *in your case* depends on what kind of 
permission you expect to use. If unix permissions are fine to you, you 
don't need this.

Just my 2c.


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