Linux File permissions problem
Posted on 2011-03-16
I need some assistance understanding and fixing some Linux permissions on files and folders. I don't have the onsite expert available that I once did. I have an Ubuntu box the hosts our Intranet, and it's integrated with our Active Directory. The documentation my former network admin left me indicated the "intranetadmins" group is assigned the permissions to log in and manage the files, but when I add a new user to that AD group, they can only login, they can't change anything. I have a specific share using Samba setup that allows them to get directly to the site files.
When I list files in the directory using "ls -l", I see something like the following:
drwxrwxr-x 2 Domain\AdminUser Domain\intranetadmins 4096 2011-02-04 06:02 videos
-rwxrwxr-x 1 Domain\AdminUser Domain\intranetadmins 260 2009-04-27 16:23 videos.css
I tried changing the permissions directly on these files and folders setting Domain\AdminUser as the user and Domain\intranetadmins (the group mentioned above) as the group. These files and folders have permissions set to 775, but the users in the intranetadmin group can't make changes.
Now, I though this was setup using Likewise Open, at least that was the discussion the network admin and I had at the time. But I can't find any files that I'd expect related to any Likewise installation (like lsassd.conf), yet I can and do log in with my AD account all the time. What should I be looking at to determine where my problem is?
Environment: Ubuntu 8.1.0