[OpenAFS] Strange group behaviour.

Anders Magnusson ragge@ltu.se
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:01:52 +0100


I have just encountered a non-working behavior of group membership, and 
I cannot see what I'm doing wrong.

Environment: Redhat, OpenAFS 1.4.5 on both server and client.

I have an user:

% pts examine afs-backup
Name: afs-backup, id: 99942, owner: system:administrators, creator: 
afs-fiddler,  membership: 3, flags: S----, group quota: 20.
% pts membership afs-backup
Groups afs-backup (id: 99942) is a member of:

But, this user cannot access directories where system:backup has rl as 
permissions, which it should.
Adding afs-backup directly with rl to the directory works fine.  I 
really don't understand why this does
not work, other users membership in other groups works just fine.

Any hints?  I think this is a really trivial problem, but I cannot 
understand what's wrong :-)

-- Ragge