ntsec a mount option?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 14 17:09:00 GMT 2008

On Jul 14 18:30, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 14 18:26, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 
> > this weekend it occured to me that the global "allow_ntsec" setting is
> > rather non-granular.  Given that ntsec is only used for file access
> > anyway, wouldn't make it much more sense to remove the CYGWIN option
> > "ntsec" and define a mount option "acl"/"noacl" as on ext2 under Linux
> > instead?
> This would also get rid of "smbntsec".  "acl" could be default on
> local NTFS and remote NTFS/NFS, "noacl" would be only option for
> FAT and could be default for Samba shares.

To simplify:  "acl" is always on by default.  NTFS needs "noacl" to
get the old "nontsec" or "nosmbntsec".  All other FSes are not affected.


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