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Re: UPG and the default umask

On 2010-05-13, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
> On 13/05/10 at 09:34 +0000, Philipp Kern wrote:
>> On 2010-05-13, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
>> > If no stronger objections against a change from 022 to 002 is raised, would you
>> > agree changing base-files so that /etc/profile uses 002 on new systems?
>> Doesn't that lead to "great fun" if you activate NIS or similar means
>> to sync unix users and groups on such systems, if they aren't set up to
>> use UPG too? 
> How would that result in a problem?

User files writeable by others by default because, as I said if they aren't
set up to use UPG, they might share a "users" group?

(Not so much a problem if you default home directories to 0700 though.)

Kind regards,
Philipp Kern

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