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

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Wed, 21 Dec 2005 12:42:25 -0500

Quoting M=E5rten Svantesson <msv+kvibille@kth.se>:

> Derrick J Brashear <shadow@dementia.org> writes:
>> And it's directories, not files, for which the implicit ownership being
>> talked about comes into play.
> It actually come into play with files as well. If you own a file you
> can read and write it, even if the directory ACL don't allow you to.
> This is significant when having entries like
> someone il
> in the ACL. I don't know if the OpenAFS client support this though. At
> least an OpenAFS client from 2002 running on Solaris give a permission
> denied trying to write to a owned file. A current Arla doesn't.

If you don't have 'w' access on a directory then even if you own a
file the fileserver should deny the write() request.

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