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Re: Wrong permissions of /etc/rmtab?

> The permissions of '/etc/rmtab' read
> -rw-rw-rw-   1 root     root           58 Feb 18 12:29 rmtab
> To my mind, this is wrong. They should be somethig like:
> -rw-r--r--   1 root     root           58 Feb 18 12:29 rmtab
> Am I right? 

Yes, it should definately be -rw-r--r--.

> Any comments?

$ ls -al /etc/mtab 
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root          421 Feb 14 21:49 /etc/mtab

That's on two independantly installed computers over here, and
I also checked on a ISP near me, who happens to be running Debian.

So, could this be something that was left on your system from a
really old installation? If so, I guess the base system should check
for it and offer to remove the world-writablility.

joost witteveen     joostje@debian.org
I came, I saw, ..., well, it wasn't free so I left again. (LUA, 1988)

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