[SunHELP] writing home

Grindell, Joan M. GrindellJ at SEC.GOV
Wed Jun 22 07:58:39 CDT 2005

My Thanks to everyone who responded.  I never would have guessed it was the
the automounter.


-----Original Message-----
From: sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Christopher Schroen
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:13 PM
To: The SunHELP List
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] writing home

This isn't a file permissions issue:  Look at /etc/auto_master.  /home
isn't a real UFS file system, but a mount point used by the
automounter.  What you want to do is create the users' home
directories in /export/home.  When user "xyz" logs in, the system will
automatically mount /home/xyz on /export/home/xyz.  See automount(1m)
for more information.

On 6/21/05, Thomas Cameron <thomas.cameron at camerontech.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 15:53 -0400, Grindell, Joan M. wrote:
> > Good afternoon,
> >
> > I have a peculiar problem.  I just installed Solaris 2.9 and applied
> > patches.  I then tried to add a user directory to /home as root and am
> > denied.
> >
> > The permissions on the file are dr-xr-xr-x.  How do I get around this.
> > always thought root had access to everything.
> Normally, yes.  Is your machine connected to the Internet?  Was it
> available to script kiddies for any length of time before you patched
> it?
> You can run (as root):
> chmod 755 /home
> or
> chmod 775 /home
> to get your permissions back.  You will want to check the perms on the
> users directories under /home as well.
> Thomas
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Christopher Schroen
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devils all right and fits lovely.
And am vaguely graceful. Maggy thanks.
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