Subject: Re: Permissions on directories.
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/1998 13:32:32
In article <> (Todd Vierling) writes:
>On Mon, 19 Oct 1998, Shyeah right.  What am I gonna do with a gun rack? wrote:
>: 	- setgid on a directory supposedly makes any file/directory
>: 	  creation inherit the gid of the directory in which it is
>: 	  created, otherwise it (supposedly) inherits the gid of the
>: 	  process which created it.
>...Yet BSD gives the "setgid" behavior _all_ the time.  I'd certainly perfer
>this to be an option, as SVR4's method of using the real user's gid sounds
>more sane to me.

I prefer this too, because it causes a lot of confusion when the nfs server
is NetBSD and the nfs client is solaris, and I have forgotten to setup the
setgid bits on the directories.