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Re: UPG and the default umask


Russ Allbery wrote:
> The purpose of UPG is not to use the user private group for any sort of
> access control.  Rather, the point is to put each user in a group where
> they're the only member so that they can safely use a default umask of 002
> without giving someone else write access to all their files.  Then, the

Is it possible to detect whether an account is configured properly based on 
the UPG idea? If yes, wouldn't it then make sense to only set umask 002 if a 
proper UPG account is detected, otherwise 022? This would avoid putting non-
UPG systems on danger. 


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