Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration Guide

New Solaris ACL Model

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

The main differences of the new Solaris ACL model are as follows:

For more information about using ACLs with ZFS files, see Chapter 8, Using ACLs to Protect Oracle Solaris ZFS Files.