~/.ssh directory permissions

Daniel Underwood djuatdelta at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 14:06:05 UTC 2009

Looking at my ~/.ssh directory, I see the following permissions:


Which I understand to be equivalent to 644.

I read here <http://sial.org/howto/openssh/publickey-auth/> that
~/.ssh ought to have permissions 700.

Which is preferable, and why?

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