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Old 07-09-2004, 02:04 PM   #1
trey85stang
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ok... whats the deal with permissions???


ive come across the first thing that linux has disappointed me on....

permissions,

So only one group and one user file permissions.. this is totally not cool at all.

I have a sharedirectory setup like this,

Top Level = TEAMS
Below Teams = A, B, C, D, E

First i have a group of managers, that need full access to A,B,C,D & E

ok, more broken down.. there are 5 Mangers, we will call them 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5.

now 12345 each manage team abcde, (i think this is making sense)

Team A, needs read and write only permissions to Directory A, Team B needs read write only to directory B.. etc.

and to reiterate above the managers 12345 each need Full Access to Directory ABCDE.

So I have 5 groups. TeamA TeamB etc..
Thena 6th group caleld Managers.

how does this work?? Only one group and one user to a share anyways this is aggravating me.. if anyone knows of a soltion please let me know

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Trey
 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:32 PM   #2
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SuSE 8.2 Pro allows sysadmin to set ACL's (access control lists) which expand the basic permissions control of file access to allow more varied access to multiple users. Check the Slack admin documentation to see if you also have ACL control. ACL is a feature of the Linux kernel. If it is not compiled into the kernel you are using, you will have to recompile to make use of ACL's.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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SuSE 8.2 Pro allows sysadmin to set ACL's (access control lists) which expand the basic permissions control of file access to allow more varied access to multiple users. Check the Slack admin documentation to see if you also have ACL control. ACL is a feature of the Linux kernel. If it is not compiled into the kernel you are using, you will have to recompile to make use of ACL's.
thanks for the information... I understand what ACL's are, so this question may sound stupid.. or there some sort of addon for nfs that allows setting permissions with ACL's that are not limited to one user on group?

btw... This is Solaris, with OSX clients , hardware wise, there is a sun box, and an XServer that can be used (runnign Panther Server.. or possibly Yellow Dog linux if a solution can be found).


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Old 07-13-2004, 11:07 AM   #4
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I have read that NFSv4 supports ACL's... but i can not find any documentation on it.. anyone know where t can be found?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:22 PM   #5
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I think that you need a filesystem that supports it.
I am at present trying XFS filesystem which is 'born' with ACL's, and the new kernels support it.
Then I use Samba 3 and it allows the winadmin to add users and groups rights to folders and files.
The shares themselves are a little more difficult. I just started on it, and it seems to work.
Don't know how ACL's work in NFS
 
  


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