Re: [users] Re: Why can't I?
On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 03:17:52PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
| On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 01:11:49PM -0400, D-Man wrote:
| > By "make my machine download things" do you mean that he logs in and
| > uses ftp or a web browser? If so, then he ought to be downloading the
| > stuff into his own home directory. By default (and quite naturally)
| > users _can't_ see someone else's home directory unless that person
| > explicitly makes it readable.
| wrong, debian creates home directories mode 755, world readable by
| default like all other *nixes that have come before it.
Why would all other *nixes default to being insecure? I don't know
where it is set (possibly by the admin after using useradd), but the
home directories on the Solaris system at school are not world
readable unless one makes theirs so.