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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Samba-3: Windows File and Directory ACLs

Apr 25, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Terpstra)

[ Thanks to Amy Kucharik for this link. ]

"Human nature is inclined towards the familiar, and whether a familiar method of solving a problem is the best or not makes little difference if it has become our norm. The dental mechanic is inclined to use tools of the trade no matter what the problem may be, so it is not unusual to visit a dental laboratory to find the chairs held together with dental resin.

"The parallel to this is that the Windows networking engineer will solve all file and directory access challenges with Windows ACLs, and the UNIX administrator will find this predilection both unnatural and awkward. Despite these opposing perspectives it is necessary to deal with them in an environment where Samba is used to provide Windows file and print services..."

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