[Samba] Samba Wiki change suggestion

Bob of Donelson Trophy bob at donelsontrophy.net
Fri Aug 26 16:15:22 UTC 2016

On 2016-08-26 10:59, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:08:16 -0500
> Bob of Donelson Trophy via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> On the "Bidirectional Rsync/Unison based SysVol replication
>> workaround" page. The title (as you can see) includes the word UNISON
>> when in fact the "Unison" program is NOT being used for this
>> replication anymore. As the instructions there actually use "Osync"
>> then the word "UNISON" should probably need to be replaced with
>> "OSYNC". (I looked rather quickly but, I do not see any Unison
>> references in the instructions anywhere.)
>> The Unison linux "syncing" program does NOT support Windows based
>> ACL's and therefore will not replicate the correct file acl
>> attributes between DC's. The "Unison" people have given little
>> indication that they (the program) intend to support ACL attributes
>> in the future. For now, we need to stick with Osync. (Which works
>> very well.)
>> Only a suggestion of improvement. Thank you.
> OK, I have done what whoever changed the wiki page should have done, I
> have created a new wiki page for the osync way and rolled the original
> page back to the unison way of doing things.
> I will now edit the osync page to correct a few things that need
> changing (broken link, conf variable name changes etc).
> I will also discuss the unison page with Louis Van Belle, I believe he
> is still using this method and may have some input on what, if anything,
> that needs changing.
> Rowland

The ACL issue with Unison has me so confused. Most places say "no" they
do not support ACL permissions. And yet I know Louis has been using
Unison for his sysvol replication.


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