Re: Default Homedir Permissions
* Olaf van der Spek <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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.
IIRC you are asked during installation if you want world readable home
directories or not.