Coda File System

Re: Coda for home directories and NIS vs. Kerberos

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:48:18 -0500
On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 04:26:08PM -0500, Davor Ocelic wrote:
> In AFS, there is a special provision made for interoperability with
> Unix - person to which a file is chowned has implicit 'all' rights
> on the file. Does this work that way in Coda too?

I wonder how they can do something like that reliably in a cross realm

Let's assume that the default userid for the first user created some
popular system happens to be 1000. Does this mean that if those people
install openafs they all implicitly have all rights to a file that is
chowned to 1000.

Of course chown could be modified to not only change the (possibly not
unique) userid of a file, but also add that user's (hopefully unique)
identity within a specific realm to the parent directory ACL.

Received on 2008-01-31 17:50:08