[Samba] NTFS ACL on database and vfs_acl_tdb

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Mar 21 16:18:25 UTC 2016

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 04:55:37PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 01:28:44PM +0100, Matteo Maretto wrote:
> > Hi,
> > thanks for your question.
> > We have not investigated this matter yet, but we espect to find at least a
> > basic correspondence between the two. This would be enough for us.
> > On the Novell documentation we've read that the object rights are
> > essentially four: Browse, Create, Delete, Inheritance Control, Rename, and
> > Supervisor.
> > It shouldn't be difficult to match them to ntfs acls.
> Good luck with that. Keep in mind that unless you're using zfs or gpfs
> Linux does not provide anything close to ntfs ACLs. With zfs or gpfs
> you get nfsv4 acls, which are closer to ntfs than posix acls, but as
> Christoph Hellwig has just pretty much killed richacls, this will take
> a decade or more to come to the more popular Linux file systems.

There is strong pushback here as richacls are needed functionality
on Linux. Let's wait and see before giving up :-).

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