[OpenAFS] directory listing only with read permission?

Holger Specht holger.specht@mpq.mpg.de
Tue, 15 May 2007 20:02:20 +0200

A problem occurs, if I want to list the contents of a directory in 
windows explorer. With list permission (only) I have to wait several 
minutes and at the end only a small fraction of the files are listed or 
I get an error message, that it is not allowed to access the directory. 
I get the same problem if I list the content in dos with 'dir'.

With read access rights set I get the full list immediately.
It seems that windows wants much more information about the content of 
the folder than it gets from AFS with only list permission.
Does there exist a workaround for this problem?

My system:
Server: OpenAFS 1.4.4-osd built  2007-04-02
Client: OpenAfs 1.4.206 / 1.5.0001 / ...
test Directory : 
/afs/ipp-garching.mpg.de/mpq/qdynamics/public/accessRights (list access 
for system:)



Holger Specht
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik
Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
D-85748 Garching, Germany

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