[OpenAFS] documentation of unix owner/group/mode semantics (Was: chown())

Adam Megacz megacz@cs.berkeley.edu
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:22:44 -0700

I've made a FAQ entry on the AFSLore wiki in an attempt to
comprehensively document the complete semantics of the owner, group,
and mode bits in AFS:


If I got anything wrong or left anything out, please let me know and I
will update it.  I'd like to try to make this as complete as possible.

  - a

Jeffrey Hutzelman <jhutz@cmu.edu> writes:
>>> Not true.  There are a number of subtle uses of file owners in AFS,
>>> particularly with regard to how directories work where you have 'i'
>>> but not 'w'.
>> Hrm.  Are these documented anywhere (other than the source code)?
> The published documentation explains how dropboxes work from the
> user's point of view.  I don't believe there is a good description of
> the mechanisms that make it work, but basically, if you have 'i' on a
> directory, the fileserver will let you write to files in that
> directory which you own.
> -- Jeff

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