Thanks Evan.

This is what I assumed, but after some playing today, I had
some odd happenings.

I created a directory called "/test" that I granted *PUBLIC
and myself RWX authority as well as all object authorities.

Then I did a CPYTOSTMF into that directory.

The authorities for me and *PUBLIC were copied, but for some
odd reason QTMHHTTP also got *RX authority.  Maybe this web
this is trying to haunt me!  :)  I checked, at the root "/"
has no authorities for QTMHHTTP.  So I have no idea where
that came from.


On Sat, 19 Jan 2002 11:05:28 +1300
 Evan Harris <> wrote:
> Brad
> I believe you will find that when a file is created in
> the IFS the
> authorities granted to the creator/owner of the new file
> are the same
> authority that the owner of the directory has to the
> directory. Public
> access also seems to be the same as for the directory.
> This can lead to some bizarre side effects.
> Try searching the iSeries technical site for IFS and
> authority. I found one
> document that dealt with this after spending quite a few
> hours searching.
> Hope this helps. Hope your question gets some more
> responses - I could do
> with more information myself.
> regards
> Evan Harris
> >I've been searching the docs and haven't found a
> definite
> >answer.
> >
> >What determines the stream file authorities (data and
> >object) of a stream file created by CPYTOSTMF?
> >
> >I thought it inheritied from the parent dir, but that
> >doesn't seem to be the case all of the time.  Any ideas
> or
> >anyone know where a guy can read up on this?
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