Re: YAP (Yet Another Proposal)
email@example.com (Ian Jackson) writes:
> Remy Card proposes (unless I'm mistaken) that under a umask of 002
> people should protect their files from abuses by those who happen to
> be members of the group which owns their home directory by changing
> the mode of their home directory to 700 !
> I'm rather shocked to find Remy Card coming up with something which
> is IMO so ill-considered.
Well, it wasn't THAT bad. I've made more than one "ill-considered"
proposal in my time. :-)
> [ more arguments against ]
> Also, of course, applications like `finger' require the user's home
> directory to be at least ?11 so that the .plan and .project are
> visible. This makes the whole thing very difficult to maintain
Well, `finger' shouldn't really require a user's home directory to be
?11. (And there are decent (albeit somewhat complicated) ways to get
around this.) The reasoning is that a user should be able to set his
directory to be ?00 and still have their .plan and .project readable
via `finger' and only `finger'.
Daniel Quinlan <firstname.lastname@example.org>