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Re: Default Homedir Permissions

* Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek@gmail.com> [2011-02-17 13:51]:

> Default homedir permissions are 755. World-readable (and listable).
> Common (security) sense says that permissions that are not required
> should not be granted. For example, accounts mysql and www-data should
> not have access to my documents.
> Some time ago I filed a bug related to this: 398793
> The maintainer didn't agree and asked me to bring this up on this
> list. What do you think?
> The (only) disadvantage is that ~/public_html requires you too grant
> permission manually.
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=398793

IIRC you are asked during installation if you want world readable home
directories or not.

Kind regards,

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