• Subject: Re: Authority bit
  • From: "Carsten Flensburg" <flensburg@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:04:15 +0100
  • Organization: Novasol Data AS

Hi Shahar,

You're right - there is a bit in the object header indicating whether
private authorities to the object exist or not. If not the search algorithm
jumps to examine *PUBLIC authority.

A second bit indicates whether any existing private authorities are less
than the public authorities. If not the system performs the same bypass of
additional authority lookups as the first bit and immediately examine
*PUBLIC authority.

(Implementing AS/400 Security by Wayne Madden and Carol Woodbury)

Best regards,
Carsten Flensburg
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Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 9:49 PM
Subject: Authority bit


>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Our system suffers from high utilization resulting
> from authority lookup. We tried to reduce private
> authorities with no help.
>
> I faintly remember that there used to be a special
> authority bit indicating something like 'private
> authority existence'. This bit was used to enhance the
> authority algoritm of the system.
>
> Question:
>
> * is there something like private authority bit or is
> it just my imagination ?
>
> * If there is how can i reset it (since revoking
> private authorities seemed to be of no good.
>
>
> Thanks in advance for any input on this subject,
>
> Regards
>
>
> =====
> Shahar mor
> consultant
>
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