Re: flashplayer9? (Mystery solved)
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On 12/16/06 21:17, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> David Jardine wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 12:27:48PM -0800, Marc Shapiro wrote:
>>> Yes, but there are actually quite a few hidden configuration
>>> directories that are set with permissions of 700. I can see that
>>> this prevents anyone else from viewing your configs, but I don't see
>>> a danger in that (viewing, but not changing). I could just change
>>> all of them from 700 to 755. Then updatedb would find them all and
>>> locate will actually get everything, until the next time that some
>>> program creates its config directory with a 700 permission.
>> You might find that some programs (fetchmail is an example I can think
>> of) refuse to run if permissions on the config files are not strict
> This is why I would prefer to simply change updatedb.conf so that
> updatedb runs as 'root' instead of as 'nobody'. If no one can give me a
> good reason not to, then that is what I will do.
Security rule #2 : Don't run as root unless you *really* need to,
like touch the h/w. Otherwise, use groups.
Instead of having slocate run as root, find out why ~/.mozilla/ is
set to 700. BTW, mine is set to 700 also. Probably because of
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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