[Samba] rsync alternative -- smbclient?

Joachim Lindenberg samba at lindenberg.one
Sun Jul 14 06:42:28 UTC 2019

Hello Jonathon,
thanks for sharing that history..
> So at this point, it seems hopeless. Perhaps Andrew or Andreas,
> knowing much more than I about SMB ACLs and xattrs, could offer some
> advice? Is it really impossible to sync Sysvol using SMB? Maybe I
> could connect to both a remote **and** local SMB share, and apply them
> in that way?

Imho that complexity is not needed. Smbclient provides option getfacl, thus it knows how to obtain ACLs. Samba-tool has option ntacl, thus knows how to manage attributes to reflect ACLs. My take: all required ingredients to get this implemented are already coded in Samba, just need to be pulled together and have smbclient copy the ACL properly, probably subject to a command line option. Imho the only reason not to do it were if work on https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6714 is expected to provide a better solution soon.

Thanks,  Joachim

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