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Re: UPG and the default umask

Felipe Sateler <fsateler@gmail.com> writes:

> I mean, is there a reason for why I would want a non-UPG system? From
> what I've read in this thread, a common users group presents no
> advantage over UPG. Debian as an OS provider may be "forced" to support
> non-UPG configurations for reasons like you state, but I'm more interest
> in why would an enterprise want to take such a decision.

In our case, because we've historically only ever used one GID in our
enterprise LDAP (previously NIS) user database, so it's very difficult to
safely introduce UPG since individual systems have used GIDs for various
other reasons.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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