[oclug]managing permissions with smbfs
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Sat Jan 25 20:37:21 EST 2003
On 25/01/03 Joe Burpee did speaketh:
> I.e. executable on the server. With Samba, a Windows client sees a
> remote filesystem that looks like its own. An executable file is
> supposed to be executable on the client. Whether it's executable on the
> server is irrelevant.
> But Samba supports ACLs, so Windows clients are able to access more than
> the 4 FAT16 attributes (including an "executable" flag). Whether a
> Linux client can see them depends on smbfs. In my experience smbfs only
> supports the 4 DOS flags; and the smbclient man page seems to confirm
> this. I don't know of any alternative to smbfs. 8-(
> What about nfs?
I can use nfs, but it's more difficult to secure. nfs is far too trusting.
I'll look into it. I've been experimenting with samba lately, and I'm just
wondering about these issues.
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