Best approach for SAMBA server with ACLs?
I´m trying to figure out what the best approach may be to set up a SAMBA
server with Woody that provides ACLs so that access rights could be
specified in detail.
In an announcement of the 2.6.x kernels, I´ve read that these kernels will
come readily with ACL support for ext3fs. Does anyone know where I can find
more information about the current state of development? There seem to be
patches for the 2.4.21 kernel available, but I´m not sure if using them
would be a good idea on the long run. Different implementations may have
been developed ...
XFS already has ACL support built in, and in some 2.4.x kernels (2.4.18?),
XFS came in the standard kernel. But it was removed from later kernels for
unknown reasons, and I´d prefer using ext3 rather than XFS because ext3 is
easier in handling, thus it´s less prone to errors and loss of data. (Once
I tried XFS and destroyed some data on XFS partitions, probably by
specifying incorrect parameters when remounting those partitions ...)
Maybe reiserfs can provide ACLs, but I don´t like it (just ideosyncracy).
How does SAMBA interact with ACLs?
Is there some documentation about this topic? It would be nice if someone
could point me to the right direction ... Hm, I´m seeking for the easiest
and most reliable way on this, as (creating unneccessary chances of)
loosing data is not exactly an option :)