WebDAV permissions anomoly (FreeBSD-1, Apache24)

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Tue Feb 20 16:37:09 UTC 2018

I am encountering some confusing problems with permissions with
respect to our recently transferred WebDAV site.  Some, perhaps most
but definitely some, of the files and folders that were transferred
from the old site to the new via rsync do not seem to exhibit the
expected behaviour with respect to user permissions while flies and
folders that have been created since the transfer do.

For example: A folder X was transferred from the old site while folder
Y has been newly created on the present site.  A file that can be
moved into and out of folder Y cannot be placed into folder X due to a
permissions problem.  And yet both folders reside in the same
directory node and have the exact same permissions and ownership.

Is there any explanation for this?  I have searched but I cannot seem
to find anything on this specific problem.

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James B. Byrne                mailto:ByrneJB at Harte-Lyne.ca
Harte & Lyne Limited          http://www.harte-lyne.ca
9 Brockley Drive              vox: +1 905 561 1241
Hamilton, Ontario             fax: +1 905 561 0757
Canada  L8E 3C3

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