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Re: UPG and the default umask

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 06:09:58PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Aaron already explained this, but I was confused for quite some time about
> the point of UPG and I'm not sure I would have gotten it from his
> explanation, so let me say basically the same thing he said in different
> words.
> UPG without a umask of 002 is pointless.  One may as well just put all
> users in a users group.

[ As always, I'm impressed by your ability to expose things clearly ]

Can you, or Aaron, or anyone else interested in the matter submit a
proper bug report (at least against "login" for /etc/login.defs)
summarizing the point in favor and against the change (if any resisted
this presentation)?

That way it would be easier to track the status of this proposed change.


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