Coda File System

ACL and Groups

From: Samir Patel <>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 12:54:19 -0500
Hello all,

I was just playing around with creating groups and noticed the following
behavior.  I created a bunch of users.  Users got added to either
Group1, Group2, Group3, or some combination of the three groups.  I
created a "master" group, called AllGroups, which only contained Group1,
Group2 and Group3.  Doing this, I assumed I would be able to set the ACL
on my servers root directory to something like:

AllGroups                rl
System:Administrators  rlidwka

However, this doesn't work... or at least it didn't for me.  When I clog
as a user who is in either Group1, Group2 or Group3, I can't get a
directory listing of my servers root directory.  If I add a user to
AllGroups, then that user can get a listing of the servers root
directory.  However, shouldn't the situation described above also work? 
Is this a bug, am I doing something wrong, or is this proper behavior?

Received on 2003-12-17 12:55:22