Coda File System

Re: ACL database | Coda and LDAP / Kerberos

From: Sven Brandenburg <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 02:13:29 -0500
Ivan Popov wrote:
 > Authentication is outside of this role and can be done by external means

> like Kerberos.
> In contrast to the above, ACLs are essential for granting accessrights. 

 > They are per-object (per directory in Coda case) and aremaintained 
where all the
 > file metainformation is kept, in the fileserver's RVM.
Thanks for your answer it was a real eye opener.. maybe I shouldn't look
at the trees and focus on the forrest :)
Of course you're right; .. there isn't even a difference in this case 
between coda and local
filesystems with respect to where authentication and file permission 
storage take place.
It took me a while to realize that I already have what I was looking for 
in the first place.

>Hope that helps.
It did :)

Received on 2004-01-13 08:56:31