I’ve got a handful of FTP/shell users associated with my dreamhost account. All but one of them have the same default group (pg105833). One, though, has a different default group (pg102204).
I haven’t changed any default directory permissions, owners or group owners.
A consequence of this is that the users in pg105833 with shell access can read (but not change) files in each others’ home directories. (i.e. user1 can login, and cd to /home/user2 and read files there)
The pg102204 user, though, has no access to the others’ directories (just as it has no access to other dreamhost accounts directories on the shared server, unless the default permissions have been changed).
I’ve decided I like this “partitioning” of users in some cases, but I have no idea what I did to get that one user into a different default group.
Anyone else with experiences that can shed any light here or instructions for how to implement “create a new default group” when I create a new ftp/user and its home directory? [Was that an option that disappeared at some point? I just don’t see it now, and the one odd account was created earlier this fall, but wasn’t the last account I created.]