[OpenAFS] unix owner/group of files in AFS
Derrick J Brashear
Mon, 19 Mar 2007 21:35:49 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007, Adam Megacz wrote:
> Just wondering... is the Administrator guide's documentation of how
> AFS uses the mode bits complete and up-to-date?
> It doesn't seem to cover:
> 1. sticky bit
> - AFS stores this, but does it have any effect?
not to afs, hence it not being covered
> 2. setuid/setgid bits
> - as of 1.4.4, these are ignored unless "fs setcell" otherwise
if someone contributed an update it will be applied
> 3. any additional meaning given to the unix owner/group of a file
> - For example, the PTS identity which is numerically equal to
> the owner userid of the root directory of a volume has
> implicit "a" rights on the volume.
whether that id be a user or a group, in fact
> - others?
> Apparently, "chown" and "chgrp" will do the wrong thing if the numeric
> userids in /etc/passwd do not match those in pts. I'm trying to
> determine whether or not this really matters in a cell where all
> clients ignore setuid/setgid and the admins never chown the root
> directories of any of the volumes (the default owner seems to be
> Are there any tools out there for automatically updating /etc/passwd
> using the output from "pts listentries" or equivalent?
someone had nss_pts. that's the right idea.