[OpenAFS] Re: chown()
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 23:59:21 -0400
On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 04:14:18 PM -0700 Adam Megacz
> Jeffrey Hutzelman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Not true. There are a number of subtle uses of file owners in AFS,
>> particularly with regard to how directories work where you have 'i'
>> but not 'w'.
> Hrm. Are these documented anywhere (other than the source code)?
The published documentation explains how dropboxes work from the user's
point of view. I don't believe there is a good description of the
mechanisms that make it work, but basically, if you have 'i' on a
directory, the fileserver will let you write to files in that directory
which you own.