Group management scripts [was: Samba suggestion. (.smbaccess)]
mfedyk at matchmail.com
Thu Oct 5 16:41:56 GMT 2000
Eugene Fisher wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mike Fedyk
>> Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2000 11:18 PM
>> To: Eugene Fisher
>> Cc: T.D.Lee at durham.ac.uk; samba at samba.org
>> Subject: Re: Samba suggestion. (.smbaccess)
>> Is there a reason why using the set-group-id would be a problem?
>> This seems to be a problem from the lack of ACLs in Linux, which I'm
>> assuming is
>> your target platform. What you need is more groups. If you have a project
>> will have members which are subsets of one or several groups. I'd just add
>> group for the specific project, and SGID the directories.
> Yes, SGID helps in that way the user will always create the file owner-group
> But it requires the whole bunch of different groups. It's the lack of ACL,
> you're right.
Does anyone know of any packages besides the direct support of ACLs that would
help with managing the many groups required with an ACL-less Unix?
I know about groups and members, but I don't know if that is enough for a large
scale deployment with 20 or more groups.
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