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Re: ACL Support

To: "Esh, Andrew" <AEsh@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "'linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ACL Support
From: Hasch@xxxxxxxxxxx (Juergen Hasch)
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 22:53:16 +0200
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Am Montag,  2. Juli 2001 18:04 schrieb Esh, Andrew:
> I tried out Linux XFS with an eye toward using it for Access Control List
> (ACL) support under Samba. I had to give up because it doesn't appear that
> XFS has full Posix support for ACLs. When I tried to link the development
> version of Samba against the XFS include files and ACL library, there were
> a number of unresolved ACL-specific symbols. I switch to using a plain
> ext2fs kernel, with Posix ACL support patched in (see
> http://acl.bestbits.at), and Samba linked just fine. When Samba runs, the
> shares it provides cause NT to display the "Security" tab in the
> file/folder Properties, which is where ACLs are managed.
> Does this seem right? Is ACL support IRIX specific, or
> not-ready-for-prime-time on i386 Linux? I am asking just to see if it's
> worth my time to go back and try to find out what was going wrong with the
> Posix ACL support under XFS.

I have XFS with Samba 2.2-CVS and ACL-support working.
Make sure you have a recent version of the XFS support libraries
(libacl). There have been a lot of changes in Samba after the 2.2.0
release, so you might want to wait for 2.2.1 or get a current CVS version.


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