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Re: mounting /tmp noexec

Quoting Thomas Bushnell, BSG (tb@becket.net):
> Ian <ian@ids.org.au> writes:
> > so surely, if nothing needs to be executed, it is better to mount
> > noexec?
> noexec has no good purpose, really.  But it's intention was for
> networked filesystems in certain environments, not a generalized
> security tool.

It's very useful for mounting filesystems like vfat, where otherwise
all the files are marked executable which makes mc a PITA to use for
examining archive files (mc tries to execute them!).


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