[nSLUG] User Access Strategies

Jeff MacDonald bignose at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 15:42:42 AST 2004


newp no samba involved.


On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 15:38:11 -0400, Warren Robertson <robertsw at dal.ca> wrote:
> If your users are using windoze samba has an excellent solution for you.
> if that's the case let me know and I'll elaborate.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 14:36, Jamie Fifield wrote:
> > Have all the files in /usr/www be directly out of CVS if possible,
> > write a simple password protected cgi to update the cvs in that
> > directory upon invocation.
> >
> > The developers can edit and make changes to their hearts content
> > through CVS, and they can then update the /usr/www directory at their
> > discretion.  A bonus is that all the changes are revision controlled.
> >
> > This wouldn't work so well with binary files though, depending on
> > what's in it.
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 01:30:18PM -0400, Jeff MacDonald wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > We have 3 developers, that need access to all files in
> > >
> > > /usr/www/
> > >
> > > As well some of those files have to be owned by clients.
> > >
> > > Latly there has been alot of need for intervention of root [aka "me"]
> > > to chown/chmod files etc, and it's getting to be a pain in the arse.
> > >
> > > The solution I have come up with from research etc is to make a group
> > > [lets say, "dev"] and chgrp all files to that group. Then chmod g+rwx
> > > all files, and set the sticky bit so new files/directories inherit
> > > from their parents. Finally change the umask of the developers to 002...
> > >
> > > My other idea was to make a "pseudo account" that all the developers use..
> > > this seems great, but also seems to go against everything i believe in :)
> > >
> > > Finally, give the guys sudo to chmod/chgrp, but that just seems crazy.
> > >
> > > anyways, let me know your opinions.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jeff MacDonald
> > > http://www.bignose.ca
> > >
> > >
> > >
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