[sclug] Sychronising User accounts across distros

Alex Butcher lug at assursys.co.uk
Sun Jan 23 11:28:42 UTC 2005

On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, John Stumbles wrote:

> Without firing up my laptop I can't say for sure but IIRC Mandrake is a
> RedHat derivative and has a group for each user (so user fred is in
> group fred). I don't know about Debian-style distros but do they do the
> normal user=fred, group=users thing? Don't know if this would inherently
> make anything more complicated, but I'd expect gotchas wrt what groups
> the user is a member of and what devices (e.g. CD, serial ports etc)
> they have access to.

That's what I was thinking, and why I haven't waded in already.


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