John Nilsson john at
Thu Oct 20 14:40:45 CDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 13:51 -0400, John Richard Moser wrote:
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> As requested on bug #17424, this discussion is being brought to this list.
> I feel it needs to be determined whether or not the default umasks and
> /home or /root directories need to be 0700 or not.  I have come up with
> several reasons why the current setting of 0755 is a problem.

Is there _any_ reason for having o+r?

/home/* should default to 07[0157]1, IMHO 0701 would be sensible. That
way if someone decides to set the default group to "users" some times in
the future no unexpected insecurities would be introduced.
(o+x for public_html to work. Is there no better way to provide this

/root should just be 0700


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