restoring default ownerships/permissions: was networking prob

Karl Auer kauer at
Sat Sep 15 14:31:40 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 23:24 +1000, James Takac wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 22:18 +1000, James Takac wrote:
> > > sudo chown -R USERNAME:USERNAME /

James, that was an extremely destructive command, and you have very
little chance of bringing your system back to what it was. Back up any
irreplaceable data, then reinstall your system. Anything else is just
asking for major security troubles and scores of niggling annoyances.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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