[OpenAFS] "group prefix doesn't match owner"
Sun, 02 May 2010 10:38:31 -0400
Adam Megacz wrote:
> Is there any reason why pts won't let system:administrator create groups
> whose prefix does not match any user?
> $pts ex blah
> pts: User or group doesn't exist so couldn't look up id for blah
> $pts creategroup blah:booh
> pts: Badly formed name (group prefix doesn't match owner?) ; unable to create group blah:booh
> Clearly this can be circumvented by system:administrator:
> $pts cu blah
> User blah has id 100015
> $pts creategroup blah:booh -owner blah
> group blah:booh has id -1012
> $pts delete blah
> $pts ex blah:booh
> Name: blah:booh, id: -1012, owner: 0, creator: megacz,
> membership: 0, flags: S-M--, group quota: 0.
> is there a danger in doing this, other than perhaps confusion?
> - a
When creating a group foo:bar as admin, I often find that I have to use
the -owner parameter to see the owner to foo(something).