[Samba] NFSv4 acls inheritance flags

Theodore Tso tytso at google.com
Fri May 9 13:31:08 MDT 2014

As far as I'm concerned, ADS have two (and only two) major uses:

1)  Bringing joy and delight to virus and rootkit authors everywhere

2)  Pissing off the *BSD's even more than the *ssholes working on Systemd
and GNOME by adding another Linux-specific hack that, if LibreOffice or
GNOME were to start using it, would marginalize the *BSD's even more.

Neither of these are things which are high on my list of goals and

-- Ted

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:

> On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 09:56:58AM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> >
> > If you want better integration, you should lobby for Unix
> > file systems to give us something equivalent to alternate
> > data streams. You should be able to openat(2) xattrs of
> > arbitrary size on any file. If Samba gets that, we can talk
> > about better integration :-)
> I don't think ADS is ever going to happen, at
> least on Linux.
> Talk to Ted Tso about watching the Windows
> "Process Manager" running "myfile.txt" as
> a process (with a hidden stream .exe inside
> it) for background on why he thinks this
> is a *terrible* idea (Ted CC:ed on this one :-).
> Jeremy.

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