[kwlug-disc] Access rights to file/folder

Eric Gerlach eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri Jul 30 14:02:19 EDT 2010


Excerpts from John Van Ostrand's message of Fri Jul 30 13:27:45 -0400 2010:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Rashkae wrote, On 07/30/2010 11:24 AM:
> > 
> > - 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.
> > 
> > [And, from what I quickly reviewed, my earlier in the thread thought
> > of having a .perms file in a directory makes even more sense.]
> 
> All Linux processes are restricted by file permissions and ACL access,
> unless the process is running as root.
> 
> Samba has its own version of ACLs that one can apply to shares. Since
> log ago these were configuration file options like "Valid Users" and
> "Write Users" but I think what you are reading is the support for
> Microsoft ACL to Linux group mapping. This allows users to use a
> microsoft client to use the file properties dialog to set permissions
> on a file.

Samba also supports exporting the Linux ACLs as Windows ACLs.

Cheers,

Eric



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