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Posted on 01-28-2003 10:28 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: S.B.

The easiest way to resolve this is to create a new group (groupadd -g #
<gname>) and place everyone into it as a secondary member (usermod -G
<grp#>). Then do a chmod -R 760 /home (this will change the group
permissions on all the userdirs at once).

Keep in mind this is just a quick and easy way. Not neccassarily the most
secure since everyone is in the same group and has rw group permissions.
Another option (that works great on Solaris) is Access Control Lists, they
let you fine tune access by specfic users for access to files. I haven't had
the change to play with ACLs for Linux yet but a quick search on google lead
me to this site http://acl.bestbits.at/ which had packages for the Linux ACLs.

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