[OpenAFS] AFS and Apache Virtual Directory

Mitch Collinsworth mitch@ccmr.cornell.edu
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 19:10:24 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Jim Rees wrote:

> Those of you who are running apache authenticated to afs, I'm just
> curious... why?

Generally it's either because you want to allow the server to write
into afs or because you have a secure site that needs better than
an IP ACL to protect it's data.

As one example we have our web server write its log files into afs.
This way we don't have to allow logins on the server for all the
people who want to tail -f or otherwise post-process their log files.
They can access them directly from their own machines.