Pre-installed Groups: What are they for?
I am a newbie and am trying to learn OpenBSD. I am currently running OpenBSD 4.5-RELEASE. I have some questions regarding user groups & login class(es). I have listed my questions below. I have summarized my research/findings as "notes" and have put that next to the question.
I would appreciate if you could help me.
When I scan /etc/group, I see a set of default groups in that file. example: staff, users, operators etc.
In what way is the group "staff" different from "users" and "operators"?
Notes: Users in the operator group can mount & unmount. Other groups do not have this privilege.
What special purpose/ task definition associated with each of these groups?
Notes:Tried online man pages available at openbsd.org.
Sample query in man.
(As I am new to this forum, the forum program does not allow me to put the actual url. Hence, please run the above query at openbsd.org)
What is the difference between the login classes: default & staff?
Assumption: Logins in the "staff" class has special privileges.
Release 4.6 has special changes in this (i.e.)
Make the install scripts add the default user to the 'staff' login class..
When I create a login, the de-facto class is "default". When should I use
the login class called "staff"?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Last edited by Greg_Morgan; 8th October 2009 at 03:27 AM. Reason: Easier reading.
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