[OpenAFS] Web server over AFS

Peter Scott Peter.J.Scott@jpl.nasa.gov
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 18:54:02 -0800

Hello.  I am looking for input from anyone who has successfully run an 
institutional web server using AFS and provided users the ability to create 
web interfaces to persistent data.  The hard part is ensuring that customer 
CGI programs are the only processes allowed to modify that data and that 
no-one else with an AFS account can get at it through CGI programs in their 
own directory.  Non-AFS systems solve this with setuid, which is not 
available on AFS.  I am talking about a centralized web server which is 
administered by AFS admins, no user access allowed to local disk space.

We have a couple of theoretical solutions already, so I really want to 
constrain the answers to solutions that have been proven in 
practice.  Bonus points if yours works with load balancing or round-robin 
type web server multiplexing.  Thanks in advance.
Peter Scott