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Re: Bug#57740: Security: Many files are kept a+w

On Fri, Feb 11, 2000 at 01:28:26PM +0100, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> Ok, so where can i put example programs so that users can play with it quickly
> without having to copy them over to their place. Do we need a /home/examples
> or somethign such place, and symlink it from /usr/share/doc ?

No way. cp -a isn't too difficult, is it?

> I think i am not the only one who is having this kind of needs, imagine, i
> install this package here ta university, and 200 students copy the files over
> to their place, compile them and install them. Sure the files are quite small,
> but still.

So what? That's exactly what they have their home directories and their quota

Do you want 200 people enter /usr/doc/package/example and start a build in the
same tree, at the same time?

Absolutely nothing should be writeable for average joe except ~ and tmp,
and his mailbox and probably a very few other exceptions I forgot.


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