/root default permisions
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Sep 15 04:34:12 PDT 2004
On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 11:24:45AM +0100, Dick Davies wrote:
> * Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> [0956 09:56]:
> > On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 11:36:59PM +0200, Martin Vana wrote:
> > > I installed FBSD 5.3 Beta 3 - Default install, and as a regular user
> > > I can 'cat /root/.cshrc' or any other file in admin's directory?
> > > is it a bug?
> > No, that's not wrong. The /root directory should be mode 755, which
> > means anyone can chdir to it, or list the contents.
> Is there any reason why it should be like this?
'should' in the sense that is the way you should expect sysinstall(8)
to leave it on a freshly installed system.
There's no general reason for it to be given any more restrictive
permissions than that. However you are certainly free to put more
restrictive permissions on your /root if you wish. It depends if you
put anything in that directory which you don't want other people to
 Or less restrictive if you absolutely really must -- but that
would be a rather dumb move. Allowing anyone to write to /root other
than the superuser is asking to get bitten by a trojan horse.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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