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Should usergroups be enabled?

All our users are managed with a central LDAP. When my predecessor in managing the infrastructure created the ldap he decided against creating usergroups (meaning groups of the same name and GID as ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu and upstart logging permissions

I have set up this upstart script on a Amazon Ec2 Ubuntu 12.04 TLS instance for executing a node.js application. The script uses setuid and setgid. It works fine without using setuid and setgid but ...
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SETUID / SETGID on a binary executable stopped working following upgrade of Fedora Core

I have a C program that needs access to a protected directory full of stuff.strong text The idea is that only the program or the administrator have access. In the past on Linux platforms, I've used ...
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Managing Linux Directory Permissions & SFTP

Good morning; I have a RHEL 5.7 web server configured to allow SSH/SFTP only by specific groups. I'd like for content managers to upload content to their respective directories and have that content ...
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setgid file deletion rights

I have been learning Linux from few days, and now I am at File Parmissions with sticky bits, I tried the following: [root@localhost sdcdir]# ll total 24 drwx------. 2 root root 16384 Mar 21 21:38 ...
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Linux shared writable directory recursively

How can I make a directory recursively read/writable to a group of users? PROBLEM: This is a directory used by apache so access rights should be fairly strict. The only way I could make it ...
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postfix/postdrop Issue with Solaris 10 (sparc) - permissions

I am trying to get postfix (installed from blastwave) working on a Solaris 10 server, but only root is allowed to send mail. The problem appears to be permission related with postdrop. postdrop: ...
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How can I make newly created directories inside a directory with the setgid bit also have the setgid bit?

I give a directory the setgid bit. Then inside that directory I create another directory, and I want it to also have the setgid bit. I have tried something like umask 6002, but it says "octal number ...
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File permission mask/mode settings for Samba on FreeNAS?

I'm currently working on the Samba settings on a FreeNAS server. When any user creates a file or a folder on the server I want the file or folder to get the following RWX permissions: Folders: ...
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setgid on samba share not working with Mac OS X

I've set the setgid-bit on folders within my samba-share. It works like a charm for windows and linux clients. Accessing such a folder with a mac-client the setgid is ignored and the group permission ...
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setgid and group write - possible for recursive directories?

I'd like to set the gid bit so the child files/folders will be set to a specific group. But I noticed that the permissions for group are only set to read and execute, not write - by default at least. ...
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Set gid bit not working

I have these permissions on a folder. drwxr-sr-x 2 root sharedmaster 4096 2010-09-22 10:36 rantest99 I have user tony which is in the group sharedmaster. When I try to mkdir from tony it says ...
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sudo or acl or setuid/setgid?

for a reason I do not really understand, everyone wants sudo for all and everything. At work we even have as many entries as there are way to read a logfile (head/tail/cat/more, ...). I think, sudo ...
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What's the purpose of setgid directory?

I know how setgid works, but I don't know why it is designed, is there any example to illustrate what problems it solves?
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setgid on a file

If I use setgid (chmod g+s) on a file (not a directory), it turns a dark yellow in the file list (of the particular Linux variant I'm using, anyway). But as far as I know, setgid doesn't actually do ...