I have a folder I'd really like to allow another user on this machine access to. I'm using
mt-daapd to serve music to the network, so I'd like to enable the
mt-daapd user to access my Music directory,
/home/rfkrocktk/Music. The master user is
rfkrocktk obviously. I've tried to set all of my permissions properly on the directory, but the
mt-daapd user can't acces the files.
I created a group called
media-users and added both
mt-daapd to it in order to give
mt-daapd permission to simply read all of the files in that directory and subdirectories.
If I run
id on each of my users, here's what's displayed:
$ id rfkrocktk > uid=1000(rfkrocktk) gid=1000(rfkrocktk) groups=1000(rfkrocktk),4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),29(audio),46(plugdev),104(lpadmin),115(admin),120(sambashare),124(vboxusers),1001(jupiter),2002(media-users) $ id mt-daapd > uid=123(mt-daapd) gid=65534(nogroup) groups=65534(nogroup),2002(media-users)
It definitely seems that both users are a part of the
media-users group, so what could be going wrong?
If I run
ls -l on the actual Music directory to see its permissions, here's the output:
drwxr-Sr-- 201 rfkrocktk media-users 12288 2011-01-13 12:26 Music
If I run
ls -l on the Music directory to get its children, here's the output:
drwxr-Sr-- 3 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2010-12-20 15:31 2DBoy drwxr-Sr-- 3 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2010-05-25 12:50 ABBA drwxr-Sr-- 3 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2009-12-28 15:19 Access Denied drwxr-Sr-- 10 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2009-12-28 15:19 AC-DC drwxr-Sr-- 3 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2009-12-28 15:19 Aerosmith drwxr-Sr-- 3 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2010-06-04 10:45 A Flock of Seagulls drwxr-Sr-- 4 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2010-05-28 18:13 Alestorm drwxr-Sr-- 3 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2010-06-22 23:29 Amon Amarth drwxr-Sr-- 5 rfkrocktk media-users 4096 2009-12-28 15:19 Anberlin ...
From this, it would seem that I should be able to access the folders from
mt-daapd, but I can't. Running
sudo -i -u mt-daapd ls -l /home/rfkrocktk/Music displays nothing, indicating to me that for whatever reason,
mt-daapd doesn't have access to read the folder. What am I doing wrong?
A problem I was having involved the "S" flag. It needs to be "s", so that execute permissons for the group also exist on the files and folders. Additionally, the invocation of
sudo -i -u mt-daapd ls -l /home/rfkrocktk/Music was wrong. It should be
sudo -u mt-daapd ls -l /home/rfkrocktk/Music instead. Evidently, the
-i parameter kills the stdout.