On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 02:50:05PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote: > Please don't. Is there *any* reason why defaulting > TMPDIR=/tmp/<username> is inferior to TMPDIR=/tmp? Systems with large numbers of users (and normally use, for example /home/u/username), and filesystem which doesn't like large numbers of entries quickly might have performance problems. And then there's the issue of making *really sure* that /tmp/username always exists and has the correct permissions, otherwise this would be worse, because once we do this, people will probably stop caring about creating temporary files securely. -- Dwayne C. Litzenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> The attachment is an OpenPGP (PGP/MIME) signature, which can be used to verify the authenticity of this message. See the message headers for more information.
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