How to corrdinate linux-ntfs, samba, and windoes domains?

Jerry Feldman gaf at
Sun Jul 18 11:53:31 UTC 2010

On 07/17/2010 01:05 PM, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> It seems to me when one sets up new ntfs partitions
> under linux, the users/permissions are set to Everybody
> (full permissions), root, and perhaps other users initially.
> What I haven't been able to figure out here, is how one
> can manage the ntfs ACLs on linux, and I am not even
> sure if, on the same computer, the preferred way to set
> ACLs on linux-based ntfs filesystems is done with a
> a multi-boot windoes OS.
> What is confusing is, what ACLs are used/seen by linux
> based ntfs, can linux ntfs see windoes set ACLs, and
> how is all of this coordinated with samba and windoes
> domain controllers?  Since my samba is not the authoritative
> domain server it should be using the windows authoritative
> domain server on my private LAN to obtain the ACLs?
> If the ACLs are obtained from the windoes domain servers,
> how can these ACLs be applied on linux-based ntfs filesystems?
> What I am trying to do is to synchronize all of my ntfs
> filesystems with common ACLs (users/permissions) so
> that my network shares will not be denied when properly set.
> All of this came up, when I tried to setup a Filezilla server
> on a windoes platform, with attempts to access the samba
> ntfs shares which does not work; the ftp server sees only
> the local filesystems, just not the network shares.
Since you are using Samba to export directories to Windows, why are you
using ntfs rather than a native Linux file system. If you are dual
booting, it certainly makes sense, but if you are simply using Samba to
provide shares to Linux, it is Samba that manages the permissions and
access rights.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Linux and Unix
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