[Mailman-Users] Managing lists as a non-root/Mailman user

Steve Burling srb at umich.edu
Wed Apr 18 12:19:00 CEST 2007

--On April 18, 2007 1:41:27 AM -0500 Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org> 

> If you're talking about a remote server, there is no guarantee that
> the same numeric group id number would be used for the same group on
> different systems, so even though a given user would appear to be in
> the correct group, that might still not work.
> You'd have to ensure that the numeric group ids were identical on all
> possible places where these files might be accessed or modified --
> otherwise you risk allowing others to access information that they
> shouldn't be able to see, and you risk legitimate access being
> inappropriately denied.
> This is not a given in NFS server environments.

To which I reply:

It's a given in well-managed NFS environments.

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