[OpenAFS] Re: directories in afs have "owners"?

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Sun, 18 Dec 2005 21:29:31 -0800

Adam Megacz <megacz@cs.berkeley.edu> writes:

> Hrm, your reply was a bit cryptic... are you saying that AFS files
> have a secret "owner" attribute which I can neither examine nor
> modify?

You can examine it and modify it.  The entity with a PTS UID equal to the
UID owner of a directory (or top of volume -- I don't recall if that
change has been applied to OpenAFS) has implicit "a" access and can change
the ACLs.  Change the UID that owns a directory with chown, just like
anywhere else.  You have to be in system:administrators to chown a file or
directory in AFS.

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