[kwlug-disc] Access rights to file/folder

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri Jul 30 12:08:13 EDT 2010


Excerpts from unsolicited's message of Fri Jul 30 11:54:13 -0400 2010:
> Rashkae wrote, On 07/30/2010 11:24 AM:
> > unsolicited wrote:
> >> Rashkae wrote, On 07/29/2010 7:55 AM:
> >>> John Van Ostrand wrote:
> >>>> How is that done with ACLs?
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> This is well documented in the ACL howto, which is worth a read to 
> >>> anyone following this discussion.
> >>
> >> Link?
> >>
> > 
> > I apologize.  I thought there was an 'official' Linux Documentation 
> > Project Howto on the subject, and was about to post a lmgtfy link.  But 
> > it seems my memory was faulty, and no such document actually exists.
> > 
> > This is the acl tutorial I've used as reference:  It's a bit dated, but 
> > the commands and examples still apply and work :)
> > 
> > http://www.vanemery.com/Linux/ACL/linux-acl.html
> 
> Excellent. Thank you.
> 
> - the article is from 2003. It notes that nfs doesn't support ACLs (at 
> the time). Anyone know if nfs does now?

Don't know.

> - it also points out that Samba (at the time) was ready to accommodate 
> ACLs. In actual practice, does this (mostly) meld the worlds 
> effectively, extending Windows ACLs (or user/group lists) to Linux 
> file servers (with acl enabled partitions)? [It notes, or rather, the 
> whitepaper does, that using Windows on a samba Linux file will let you 
> manipulate ACLs a la Windows.

Yes, you can do that now.  I do it on a NAS.  Works pretty well, though
with the version of Samba it has it's sometimes easier to manage the
ACLs in Linux.

Cheers,

Eric



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