nfsv4 acl GUI?+

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nfsv4 acl GUI?+

Post by bobk1948 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:18 am

Anybody know how to launch the GUI for the nfs4-acl-tools? I've installed the proper component of them on both a server and client, and can use the nfs4_setfacl and nfs4_getfacl commands from the command line perfectly. But I would like to be able to use a GUI to set acl's, as indicated by the comment in the Software Manager's entry for the tools. I have Eiciel installed for the POSIX.1e acl's, it works great, but won't work on nfs-mounted file systems.

Also, does anyone know of a set of general rules that can be used to apply nfs4 acl ACE's to files and directories? By "general rules" I mean a specification of what ACE permissions are applied when you specify a principal and specific ACE permissions as arguments to the nfs4_setfacl command. For example, if you give the following nfs4_setfacl command- nfs4_setfacl -a A::1001:rw test_file, the tools apply the following ACE (for the principal 1001, the uid of a user on the system) to test_file:
Notice, no w permission applied by the tools to principal 1001, even though it is specified in the nfs4_setfacl command.
Given any ACE you specify, what can you expect the tools to actually apply? The only guideline in the nfs4-acl-tools docs and man pages say that the ACE permissions granted will never be more permissive than what you designate in a nfs4_setfacl command. But that doesn't specifically say what designated ACE the tools will aplly. It's kind of hit-and-miss.
Thanks! :D

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