[OpenAFS] .dmrc file being ignored

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk@MIT.EDU
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:29:13 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 22 Apr 2011, Jaap Winius wrote:

> Quoting Stephan Wiesand <stephan.wiesand@desy.de>:
>> this works fine here on EL <= 6 (EL6 has gdm-2.30).
> Debian squeeze has gdm 2.20. Are you suggesting that I'm dealing with a gdm 
> bug or a Debian bug?
>> I always liked it that gdm, unlike other *dm, reads the file
>> after acquiring the user's credentials.

We have had some excitement here (on Debian/Ubuntu) stemming from gdb 
trying to read .k5login as root.

> Unfortunately, that's not happening here, so Red Hat must be different.
>> The common workaround is to replace such files with symlinks to one in a 
>> directory with system:anyuser read permissions.
> But, would that not mean that system:anyuser would also have to have 
> permission to list files in people's home directories? Otherwise, it seems to 
> me that the symlinks would not be visible.

Yes, anyuser would need the 'l' bit.

-Ben Kaduk