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Old 08-25-2003, 06:03 AM   #1
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user permissions


hello people.

I was wondering if anyone know a link to a good tutorial on setting user permissions.
I need to grant a few users access to there own apache dir, so they can upload there webpage.
Also i need to remove users permissions to view home dirs other than there own. (pretty annoying that every added user can view root's home dir)

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Old 08-25-2003, 06:45 AM   #2
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its called security, not annoyance....
anyways just to start you off....
type these commands in terminal:
man chown
man chmod
man chgrp
 
Old 08-25-2003, 08:05 AM   #3
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okay thanks.

and it is called annoyance when all users can access root's home dir. that is NOT security
 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:28 PM   #4
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Yeah, I was thinking either that was a typo, or DrOzz just misunderstood.

If you have problems understanding anything, feel free to post back, permissions are easily confused at first.

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:15 PM   #5
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thanks, but i think i got them working
users cant access eachothers home dirs now, so thats good
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:00 AM   #6
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another question .. how do i get the new folders made by users to have the same permissions as the other folders i just changed?
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:38 AM   #7
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If these are sub folders, look into the 'sticky' bit, or you can change ALL permissions on newly created files by looking at /etc/profile OR ~/.bash_profile (assuming your shell is bash..)

Folders = directories ~ files
Linux sees everything as a file, even devices and directories..

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Old 08-27-2003, 06:19 AM   #8
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okay man, thanks again
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:24 PM   #9
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You're welcome

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