other users visibility
apiuano-bugs at yahoo.gr
Mon Feb 9 10:02:06 UTC 2015
Hello and sorry for any inconvenience since this is my first attempt to post.When ubuntu is installed a default user with "admin" rights is created. After that any user created has the ability to view the folders of any other user even if this new user is a simple user. This is not the required privilege for a simple user, even in a single desktop or laptop installation. There is a folder for public files in every home directory which should be accessed from other accounts. There is a question Why can other users see the files in my home folder? in which a "majority of users of Ubuntu systems ... or are sharing with friends and relatives." is one of the answers. Also another answer is "to make it easier for new users to share files". Both answers make the public directory unnecessary. Either a public directory should not exist at all (in order not to confuse new and old users) or a public directory should be public as opposite to all other directories (in home folders) which should be hidden (at least for normal users). Thanks in advance.
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