redefining group id's in /etc/group ???

redefining group id's in /etc/group ???

Post by Manfred D. M. Seve » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

Hello all,

I've NFS mounted some volumes from my PC Redhat 6.1 Linux server onto some
rather old Sun workstations, running SunOS.

I've noticed a few warnings about file/directory permissions on the Linux
server console.

I think the problem is related to an inconsistency between group id's on
Linux versus the Sun workstations.

I would like to edit the /etc/group file on Linux to make the group id's
agree with the ones the Sun has defined in its /etc/group file.

Is it OK to modify the group id's in Linux /etc/group ????  I need to change
id's for groups like "wheel", "bin", etc.

Any other suggestions for getting around file permission problems of this

Thanks in advance,




Is there a way to do something like the following:


That is, I'd like to be able to create a file
owned by "staff+student".  Then users in the "staff"
group or in the "student" group could access the
file.  But users in "guest" could not access the file.

Jeff Rodriguez

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