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Re: Bug#102080: /boot permissions root.disk 2775 why?



On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 03:32:22PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> writes:
> > > I've received a bug report requesting /boot to be made root.root and
> > > mode 755 in base-files. This is currently root.disk and mode 2775.
> > > Does anybody remember the reason for the current permissions?
> 
> The only guess I could make is so that someone in group disk could run
> lilo, and write the boot.0303 files to /boot.

anyone in group disk is as good as a uid=0 account anyway so that
doesn't seem useful to me.  also doesn't lilo need root for some other
reason?  it seems that i could never make lilo floppies except as root
even when in group floppy... 

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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