vfs_streams_xattr — Store alternate data streams in posix xattrs
vfs objects = streams_xattr
This VFS module is part of the samba(7) suite.
vfs_streams_xattr enables storing of NTFS
alternate data streams in the file system. As a normal posix file
system does not support the concept of multiple data streams per file,
the streams_xattr module stores the data in posix extended attributes
(xattrs). The name of these attributes by default is
user.DosStream."ADS-NAME". The prefix "user.DosStream." can be changed
with the module option
streams_xattr:prefix, but be
aware that this will also expose those ADS over the SMB extended
The file system that is shared with this module enabled must support xattrs.
Please note that most file systems have severe limitations on the size of xattrs. So this module might work for applications like IE that stores small zone information in streams but will fail for applications that store serious amounts of data in ADSs.
Name prefix used when storing an ADS in an xattr, defaults to
user.DosStream.. Changing this will also
expose ADS over the SMB extended attributes interface.
Whether the xattr names for Alternate Data Streams of type
"$DATA" are suffixed by the stream type string ":$DATA".
The default is
[share]vfs objects = streams_xattr