[OpenAFS] AFS and Apache Virtual Directory

zeroguy zeroguy@verizon.net
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 20:06:55 -0500

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 18:56:27 -0500
Jim Rees <rees@umich.edu> wrote:

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

So you can have users edit their files accessible to the web, and not
need to have access to the web server, maybe? So you can have web data
replicated redundantly across multiple servers, be able to move the data
to different servers transparently..... and pretty much all of the other
reasons you would want to use AFS for anything at all?

And the permission model in AFS gets around that annoying problem of
needing the web server to have read access, and not giving read access
to everyone else (where they could, say, read database passwords, or
other such things).