Alternate symlink usage

Chris Faylor
Sat Mar 11 18:43:00 GMT 2000

On Sat, Mar 11, 2000 at 08:42:33PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>Chris Faylor wrote:
>>Is it possible that we could use the NTSEC stuff to store information
>>about whether a file is a symbolic link?  I talked to Jeremy Allison at
>>Linux Expo and he said that he was doing lots of stuff with security
>>type information for samba so if we could do this we might be able to
>>have symbolic links on UNIX network drives.
>>Is this possible?
>I deny giving evidence.  My first fast answer would be "no" but I'm not
>sure.  Would Jeremy talk with me about that problem?  Do you have his
>email address?

I didn't mention using NTSEC like this because it didn't occur to me.
I was thinking that we could somehow give a file a "symbolic link ACL"
or something.

However, I did mention that you had been doing work using ACLs and he
mentioned that we should coordinate effort.  I completely forgot about
this until you mentioned this.

His email address (or one of them anyway) is

As you may, or may not know, Jeremy was one of the original authors of
cygwin so he is somewhat familiar with it.


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