Subject: Re: sup fileserver busy blues
To: Brian de Alwis <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- Iowa State University <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/02/1994 10:19:57
>> is not currently a sup server.  There are no current
>> plans to make it into a sup server.  It *is* a complete mirror of
>> sun-lamp, however, and is updated twice daily.

>We've been having some problems here at UW with your server. We have
>the /alex caching FTP file system (from CMU) installed here. When
>we try to access your machine, we get the following:

Do you have AFS? can be accessed via AFS through

>math:~[107]$ ls /alex/edu/iastate/ftp
>.notar  readme

What exactly is this referencing?

>I've been told this problem is due to alex being too smart about file
>permissions combined with strange permissions on your FS:

It sounds like Alex is buggy, or doesn't handle conditions it doesn't
expect very well.

>Is there any way you can give your directories read and execute

They already are:

[michaelv@ponderous]~> dir /afs/
total 17
dr-xr-xr-x  2 michaelv users        2048 May 22 19:08 FAQ/
drwxrwxr-x  8 root     daemon       2048 Feb  7 22:39 NetBSD-0.9/
dr-xr-xr-x  4 32766    daemon       2048 Mar 29 11:40 NetBSD-current/
-r--r--r--  1 explorer system        791 Aug 23  1993 README.export-control
dr-xr-xr-x  4 michaelv users        2048 Mar 21 11:11 X-ports/
dr-xr-xr-x  4 michaelv users        2048 Mar 17 22:49 XFree86-2.0/
dr-xr-xr-x  4 michaelv users        2048 Mar 19 12:44 XFree86-2.1/
dr-xr-xr-x  4 michaelv daemon       2048 May 26 11:45 misc/
dr-xr-xr-x  2 explorer users        2048 Nov  5  1993 sup/


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