[OpenAFS] ACL question

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 09:43:28 -0700

jarausch <jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de> writes:

> sorry if I've missed something very obvious.

> I have a subdirectory where system:anyuser only has read rights. There
> are files in this directory which are readable and/or executable for
> group G.  Having not klog(ged in) I neither read nor execute a file in
> this directory although I am a member of this group G.  There are no
> problems if I extend system:anyuser's rights to read+list

> What have I missed and what's the sense of the read access right?

read without list in AFS is basically worthless.  In AFS, you have to be
able to list the directory to be able to do pretty much anything with it.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>