[oclug] shared user files question
gilliland at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 6 09:27:43 EST 2002
Thanks, I look into it. I believe the NSA distro does something likes
this. Far beyond what I need though ;)
Derek Cunningham wrote:
> On Wed, Mar06,02 07:14, Pat wrote:
> > I have a system with two regular users plus root with the possibility of
> > two additional users in the near future. Specific distro is Mandrake
> > 8.0. What I want to do is have certain files usable by both current
> > users.
> > What is the most appropriate way to handle this?
> And alas, we encounter one of Unix's biggest downfall: the lack of access
> My recommendation would be to implement one of the many kernel patches etc
> that provide access lists.
> In case you don't know, and access list allows you to add individuals,
> groups, etc to the permissions of a single file. So, take directory 'docs'
> for example. You can give joe full privileges to the file, and you can
> also give susan full privileges, etc.
> Search freshmeat (or google) for access list and/or ACL.
> Derek Cunningham
> cunninghamd at nosleep.ca
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> alternatives" -- Abba Eban
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