Coda File System

Re: ACL and Groups

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 15:24:02 -0500
On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 12:54:19PM -0500, Samir Patel wrote:
> 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?

Hmm, that should just work the way you expect. I haven't tried it
recently, most of our groups are only one level deep.

Received on 2003-12-17 15:25:42