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Re: multi-user file permission problems
- From: Brian Ford <ford at vss dot fsi dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: "Pierre A. Humblet" <pierre dot humblet at ieee dot org>
- Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 11:20:42 -0600 (CST)
- Subject: Re: multi-user file permission problems
On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 21:13:32 -0500, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> It's Users when possible. It has to be one of the groups of the user
> running setup. Administrators is the backup choice. It should be
> I don't understand why Brian had problems this time, and not in previous
> installs. Were you running setup from Cygwin, with a gid (in
> /etc/passwd) different from 513?
Well, I have seen some problems in previous installs, but I was hoping
they were fixed now.
No, I was running setup from Windows XP. My Cygwin gid is 513 and the
other users gid's are 513 also. How do you run setup from Cygwin?
I have read the ntsec section of the users manual several times now and
most of it is making sense, but I still don't understand exactly how to
set up a multi-user system (no domain). Is there a recommended way?
If the default group is None, then why does setup not give default permissions
for that group (read, and execute where appropriate)? Do I just need to
change all my users default group to Users?
I will try to write a FAQ entry if I can sort this out. Thanks.
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
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