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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.

-brian
briank@xythos.com

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
>
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>
>
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