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Re: secure file permissions

On Sunday, 2003-12-07 at 09:27:04 +0100, mi wrote:

> Can you tell me what are the default permissions for /etc/group and 
> /etc/passwd ?

> I restricted them to rw for root only, but some things like exim (and 
> possibly dpkg ?) seem to need read access there too.
> What's recommendet ?

You want to change them, so I guess you should know why.

BTW, try running ls as a user when /etc/group and /etc/passwd are 600.

Lupe Christoph
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