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RE: CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin
On 07 February 2008 00:22, Matt Seitz wrote:
> "Dave Korn" wrote in message
I did?! It was email when *I* last saw it!
>> My win32 "T:" drive is a netapp share (CIFS with NFS perms)
> I'm assuming you mean "T: maps to a CIFS share that points to a volume or
> QTree that is configured with the UNIX security model".
Yep, pardon loose terminology.
> If that is the
> case, NetApp will not allow you to change file permissions. Configuring a
> volume or QTree to use the UNIX security model means that only NFS clients
> are allowed to change security permissions. If you want to be able to
> change permissions, you need to set the security model to either "Mixed"
> (both CIFS and NFS can change permissions) or "NTFS" (CIFS can change
> permissions, NFS can't).
Don't think people would like me playing around with structural
configuration on the main live production server... ;-) I'm not up-to-date on
the state of cygwin vs. nfs, but that would probably be another solution for
> Actually, as another poster mentioned, there is another option. NetApp
> provides a special Windows Explorer shell extension called "SecureShare".
> This extension allows CIFS clients to change permissions on UNIX security
> model volumes and QTrees. If cygwin could hook into that mechanism, it
> could change permissions on UNIX security model volumes and QTrees.
Heh, yes, I know. I was that other poster!
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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