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Re: Quota: another DAV:quota-assigned-bytes question

From: Brian Korver <briank@xythos.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 09:21:48 -0700
Message-Id: <5B3B84A2-FDC5-11D8-A93D-000A95AACED2@xythos.com>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

Anyone who is going to support this use case should speak up
because if no one wants to support your proposed use case then
the issue is moot.


On Sep 3, 2004, at 2:25 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> OK,
> here's another question about DAV:quota-assigned-bytes...:
> Let's assume a quota system that works as the one in Unix and/or 
> Windows NT, that is
> - quota can be enabled/disabled per physical file system,
> - quota is counted per user across all files on that file system.
> Consider a server that has a lot of users for who quotas are set up. 
> Most of these users will not have the permission to change their quota 
> on their own.
> On the other hand, users with admin privileges are authorized to 
> change quota for other users, however there doesn't seem to be a way 
> for them to use DAV:quota-assigned-bytes for it (as this property will 
> vary by authenticated user, not the request URI).
> To summarize, the property as currently described seems to work only 
> for those cases where quota is maintained by folder, not by user and 
> doesn't seem to usable for other systems.
> Thus, the whole concept of "authorable" quota should be either removed 
> from the spec, or it needs to be rewritten in a way so that it works 
> for other scenarios as well. (my preference being to leave it out 
> unless there are volunteers who want to work on this issue).
> Best regards, Julian
> -- 
> <green/>bytes GmbH -- http://www.greenbytes.de -- tel:+492512807760
Received on Friday, 3 September 2004 16:22:22 UTC

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