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Bug#848142: default permissions on new HOMES (0755 -> 075[0|1])

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On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 04:57:29PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I grew up in a community where sharing was the norm and non-sharing was
> explicit.  We used ~/pub/ for files intended for others and ~/priv/ for
> files ment to be private.  The files in ~/ (normally configuration etc)
> was accessable to others by default, so we could learn from each other
> with little friction.  So to me it is natural for home directories to
> have 0755.  I wish the kids of today would grow up in such community
> too.

> > I'd suggest to change the default homedir permission for Debian Edu 9  
> > from 0755 to 0750 (or 0751 and use a proper umask on the home mount  
> > point).
> > Furthermore, we could add a public_html folder and make that one  
> > accessible by all. Plus the Public Folder.
> What do you mean here?  How would this work with 0750?

besides this very valid question, I'm also not sure we should derive
from the Debian default here.

IMO it's best to keep the default and to document in the manual how to
change it,
seems like a good place for that.


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