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Is there an order that users appear in the /etc/group file?

I was wondering if anyone knew what determines the order of users in /etc/group entries? It does not appear to be alphabetical or by UID or chronologically by date added. I don't think this makes any ...
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Microsoft published the recommended maximum limits for users in an Active Directory group. It basically says : Starting with Windows Server 2003, the ability to replicate discrete changes to ...
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how to add groupOfEntries object class to openLDAP

I am working on the design of LDAP structure, that basically should hold users and groups. There should be support for nested groups (so I thought on using groupOfNames object class) and for the ...
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Inconsistent information in Active Directory Members and Member Of properties

I'm trying to get a list of the members of a group in Active Directory. I'm using LDAP queries, but I think that's not relevant. I've found what I believe to be an inconsistency in Active Directory's ...
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Show all users and their groups/vice versa

I know I have existing groups and users but I'm not sure about their association. Is there an shell command I can use to list all users or all groups and a command to list all groups/users for a ...
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Directory with read and write for a user is permission denied, but fine with execute permissions

I have some weirdness with my users/permissions. I currently have a user named world that has the groups world www-data admin. I have a directory at /var/abc which has the permissions 0644 or ...
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Cross-group file permissions in Linux

I have 2 users: Alice and Bob and 2 groups: Management and Personnel. Alice has primary group Management, and secondary groups Personnel and Alice. Bob has primary group Personnel and secondary group ...
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Fixing Broken Groups

I just got onto a new project with the student government at my University and we're trying to get our webserver into a more workable state. The current problem is that all of us for some reason have ...
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List users in all specified unix groups

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Cleaning Up Unused Users and Groups (Ubuntu 10.10 Server)

I'm very much a beginner when it comes to Ubuntu and I've been learning the ropes by diving in and writing a (backend-language independent) web app framework that relies on apache, some clever ...
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Jail Linux user to directory for FTP login

I'm planning on using vsftpd to act as a secure ftp server, but I am having difficulty controlling the linux users that will be used as ftp logins. The users are required to be "jailed" into a ...
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List Groups Common to a set of Users

I need a way to find the set of groups common to a list of users. I have a list of about 4 users I want to compare and find which groups they are all members of. Is there a quick way to do this in ...
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How to add a domain user to the local admin group remotely?

I need to add a domain user in the local administrator group remotly and I have to the local admin password
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Implicitly add users to a group in UNIX through membership of a second group

I have two groups on my machine, groupa and groupb - in groupa I have two users, user1a and user2a. I would like to grant to members of groupa the privs to access groupb resources (run commands, view ...
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How do I Make a Copy of Local Group?

In Server 2003: I would like to make a copy of a pre-existing local group on the server and then modify its users. How can I make a copy of a group? (with a new name, of course) Alternatively, is ...
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How can I get a list of linux users/group?

I need to get and filter the linux users list like: username1 username1_group username2 username2_group ... usernameN usernameN_group I've tried, but only that I've found is: cat /etc/passwd | ...
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How to limit access to Exchange 2003 Mobile Activesync server by user?

So I was asked to set up an Exchange Activesync mobile gateway. That's done. It's a separat eExchange 2003 front-end server configured for SSL, and I've put an off-domain ISA server in front of it. ...
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As an extreme newbie, I am having difficulty managing ownership and permissions on my first box. What I can't figure out is how to deploy using one user, we will call him deploy and operate my php ...
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Powershell script to pull users from an ad group and create folder with permissions

I saw a question that was similar however the answer they got was in vbscript. (http://serverfault.com/questions/33861/powershell-command-prompt-create-folders-from-ad-group-members) I need to create ...
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Easiest option for sharing users across linux machines?

On windows there's active directory. On Linux there are several options, but what's the dead simplest option to set up? I'd like to manage users and groups centrally, but don't need anything fancy ...
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Is a reboot required to refresh permissions after adding a user to a new group?

On ubuntu server, I've noticed more than once now that after adding a user to a group that user doesn't have group permissions until I reboot the system. For example: User 'hudson' needs permission ...
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OpenSolaris user permissions and problems

I'm trying to achieve the following in OpenSolaris to setup permissions on the ZFS volumes (shared using CIFS). There are some users who should belong to the sysusers group, they have access to ...
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What user/group should I make my web folders?

Server: debian4 / apache2 / php5 I have a vps and i usually only run websites that I administer, so I have loaded everything up under one username. Now I have an external developer doing some work, ...