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Old 07-28-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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ReiserFS and ACL support?

Is it possible for ReiserFS to support ACL? I've been researching on Google, and it seems as though it's possible, however I haven't seen how to actually do it.

I'm running Slackware 10 on a server, and the way I figure it I need to compile a 2.6.7 kernel with ACL support, and then somehow get reiserfs to get acl support. Maybe I should just use EXT3 (does it support ACL natively)?
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If you want native ACL support in Linux at the moment
XFS is your only option to the best of my knowledge.
ACL in Reiser will be possible with version 4 (FS with
plugin-capabilities, allowing things like transparent
encryption or ACLs)....

You could have a look at NSA's SE Linux patches,
but I haven't looked into it in too much detail.

Old 07-28-2004, 07:35 PM   #3
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All right, thanks. I might just hold off on ACL (and just use SAMBA to set the shares to allow certain users/groups) until Reiser4.


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