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Old 02-17-2002, 01:27 AM   #1
captgoodnight
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What is this list


What is this list of users all about? The list of groups aswell? My distro is Suse 7.2. I have only created 3 users, not these others. Please explain, I beg of thee. Thanks
 
Old 02-17-2002, 01:59 AM   #2
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most of the extra names are there for group management - it's probably something you'll never play around with if you just use linux for desktop, but on server systems is pretty important.

you can give members different privledges by adding them to groups. if you only want some members to have access to some programs, then you give only that group access to the programs, and thus whatever users are in that group - but no one else. a good example of this is in a university server system, where professers have different access than say, a t.a., or a student.
 
  


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