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Re: Linux group admin question.



On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 14:19 -0700, byrdca gmail com wrote:
> A bit of a conceptual question.  Can anyone inform me about the
> functional difference between a system group (GID < 500) and a
> non-system group (GID>=500).
> 
> I understand that if I'm creating a group like the classic
> "accounting" to which I will add general users so that they can share
> accounting files I should use a non-system group.  The question is, is
> there any fundamental difference other than GID range between a system
> group and a non-system group i.e. when the system is determining if a
> user has permission to rwx a file?
> 
> 
> Thanks for the help.
> 
The simple answer is no. The distinction is  is purely arbitrary.
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