I have come up with an issue with, I believe, the granularity of the
Unix file mode system. Perh. some of the more experienced admins can
help out here.
I have a directory tree shared with Samba. The root of this tree is
owned by root:groupA--all users needing access aremembers of groupA.
Each directory therebelow has its own group owner--one is a member of
the appropriate group in order to have any access. The setgid bit is
set on all folders, so that files created therein will have group mode
of rw and directories rwx.
Here is the porblem: I have one directory in which one group needs rwx
access to the directory, while another disjoint group needs only rx, and
I cannot make it globally read because the files must be secured.
I considered making members of both groups 1 and 2 members of a third
group, 3, which would have rx access, but that prevents members of
group1 from creating new files therein. I cannot easily see any way out
of this bind.
Does anyone hae any ideas how thi might be solved?
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