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Re: Bug#398793: [Adduser-devel] Bug#398793: adduser: Non system wide readable (home) directories should not be 751


Adduser has this debconf question (not asked by default):
Normally, home directories can be viewed by all users on the system. If you want to increase the security/privacy on your system, you might want your home directories only readable by the user. If you are unsure, enable system wide readable home directories.

This will only affect home directories of users added with the adduser program later.

Do you want system wide readable home directories?

If you answer no, what directory mode do you expect?
750? 751? 755?

Adduser choses 751, which is wrong IMO, as the directories are still readable, they're just not listable.

> Please take ~/public_html into this consideration.

~/public_html (probably) won't work with 751, but that's the choice and problem of the administrator that choses no.

What do you think about this?

Please CC me.



Marc Haber wrote:
On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 11:07:24PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
In that case, could you change the question to a multiselect that also allows 750 to be chosen?

That is a non-option for etch because it would invalidate translations.

After conferring with aba about this issue, it seems that nobody
besides you seems to have a strong opinion about this change, and I am
therefore inclined to say "don't change". I would appreciate if you
could bring this up on debian-devel so that we can see what is rough
consensus about this issue.

Please take ~/public_html into this consideration.


Olaf van der Spek

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