Originally posted by Winux
Second Question In Windows (XP pro) when I create users I set the accout type i.e admin etc. I am wondering how you do this in Mandrake 9, Ive created users but I dont follow the account setup, group setup? Ant links or info regarding this would be helpful.
I know as root you have all privleges etc I would to be able to asign some of these to my other Users.
First you need to think what you'd like to do. List users and note down what permissins you want to give to which user (for example: directories to access, executables to run etc).
As you probably know, every file in Linux has 3 sets of permissions: for owner, for group and for other users. Every of the sets has 3 attributes: read acces, write access and execute ability (directories: 'execute' allows to enter the dir).
Let's say you'd like to allow two of your users to have write access to /etc/fstab (for the first time try with something less important, for example create a directory, files inside and test everything), you need to create a new group, for example fstabusr, add the two users to the group (and root), change group fstab belongs to to fstabusr and give the group write access.
SuSE and RedHat provide graphical tools to do it, you can also use groupadd and usermod commands (read their man pages).
Im still having problems setting up security for my network, ie its either wide open., i,e set as public or I cant access? (Using Samba and Linneighbourhood.
What is the problem, exactly? What do you change and what happens?