Solaris 10 What's New

New Solaris ACL Model

Solaris ZFS implements a new ACL model. Previous versions of the Solaris OS only supported an ACL model that was primarily based on the POSIX ACL draft specification. The POSIX-draft based ACLs are used to protect UFS files. A new model that is based on the NFSv4 specification is used to protect Solaris ZFS files.

The new ACL model :

The recently revised chmod(1) man page adds many new examples that demonstrate usage with Solaris ZFS. The acl(5) man page has an overview of the new ACL model. In addition, the Solaris ZFS Administration Guide provides extensive examples of using ACLs to protect ZFS files.