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Old 12-22-2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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do you guys use unix group?

I understand what a group is, but I find it's use very limited. Does anyone actually put usernames in a group besides the default 'users'?
Old 12-22-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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yeah, but its mostly for setting up sudo.

For example in the sudoers file I let members of wheel edit /etc/motd or members of cdrom can burn cd's
Old 12-22-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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On my desktop, I use groups very little. On servers on my LAN, I use them a lot (smbadmin, smbusers for SAMBA, www for web, sshusers for those who can ssh in, etc.). It really depends on the role of the computer in question.


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