ntsec a mount option?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 14 17:28:00 GMT 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 06:30:37PM +0200, 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.

That sounds like a good idea to me.  That would mean regularizing the
way we handle this type of thing so that it was possibly a bit mask in
the path_conv structure.  It would complicate the path parsing logic a
little but I think it's worth it for the flexibility.


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