[OpenAFS] unix permissions and MacOS X

Chaskiel M Grundman cg2v@andrew.cmu.edu
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 14:42:11 -0500

--On Tuesday, March 12, 2002 10:11:04 -0800 "Matthew N. Andrews" 
<mnandrews@lbl.gov> wrote:

> It aprears that on Macos X, the group and other permissions are honored
> for files/directories in afs.

Do you mean in the finder, from the shell, or something else? There is a 
known problem with the finder (and other Carbon applications) that apple 
has been informed of on multiple occasions but have not yet fixed. The 
finder does makes it's own access control decisions (because it wants to 
anyway so it can give non-writable files and directories different icons). 
Unfortunately, it does it the wrong and fast way, using stat(2), rather 
than access(2).