[OpenAFS] Re: chown()

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 21:55:22 -0700

Ryan Underwood <nemesis-lists@icequake.net> writes:
> Wouldn't it make sense for a user with 'admin' ACL to be able to
> chown() files, as long as the target ID is his own userid?

Even better: let any user who can write to the file change its owner.

Unless I'm mistaken, if:

  1. your clients are all set to ignore the setuid bit (which is now
     the default)

  2. you disable the "owner of volume root has 'a' rights" behavior

... then the unix owner/group of a file is reduced to meaningless
bookeeping to make AFS "look UNIXy" -- the same status the go+rwx bits
(and sticky bit?) currently have.

  - a