Working With ACLs

General Information

File servers that run Microsoft Windows will typically have the shared resources locked to some users/groups while other users/groups can have full rights on the same share. How can this be if standard permissions are generic for one user, one group, and everybody? This is accomplished with the use of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and the UNIX environment can also apply these variable permissions to files and directories. Not only can they support the feature, Windows clients that connect to your Samba shares will respect them as well.

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