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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
> unusual.

> 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.

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
Phone: 314-551-8460
Fax:   314-551-8444

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