Coda File System

Re: $Home in coda

From: Bill Gribble <>
Date: 24 Jul 1999 17:35:02 -0500
Mathias Schwörer <> writes:
> We have about 1500 users, but for testing purposes we only want to
> use coda for the $homes of some users who need network acess for
> their $homes with their own workstations. Are there any solutions
> available for doing this? For console login, it would be no problem
> to run ctoken, ask for passwort an then reexport $HOME.

I have a solution that's perhaps broken but works.  

Each user's Coda password is long, random, and assigned automatically. 
I use 
  dd if=/dev/urandom bs=45 count=1 | uuencode temp | egrep -e '^M' > 

It's stored in clear text in a file called /usr/local/lib/coda-auth/$user,
which is owned by $user and is mode 600.  

A cron script is run to assign tokens:

for u in `ls /usr/local/lib/coda-auth`
    echo "Setting token for " $u; 
    fn=`echo "/usr/local/lib/coda-auth/$u" | sed -e 's/ //g'`   
    su -c "clog $u < $fn" - $u;

That script is also run on restart of venus. 

Hope this is useful.
Bill Gribble
Received on 1999-07-24 18:35:49