[Samba] Posix vs. Windows File/Directory Permissions

Sébastien Le Ray sebastien-samba at orniz.org
Wed May 13 09:49:10 MDT 2015

Le 13/05/2015 17:41, Rowland Penny a écrit :

> a = access
> c = control
> l = list
> access control list OR permissions
> lower case for UNIX,
> UPPER CASE for Windows

OK… I guess I should stop here. But please don't forget to send a patch 
to Andreas Gruenbacher, the setfacl man page author since he states « 
This utility sets Access Control Lists (ACLs) of files and directories. 
» so the world can stop using the wrong terminology and start using 
yours. btw getfact will also return the same info as ls -l if you use it 
on a file without any ACL.

So yes, Windows ACL are translated to Linux ACL, that's why you need acl 
mount option when using a filesystem that does not use them by default 
and that's why, as Andrey Repin states, you cannot access a file as a 
windows user if its UID isn't allowed to access the file using Unix 
rights and that's why you will turn crazy looking out why a user is 
wiped out Windows ACL if he doesn't have a unix uid value and you use 


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