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Re: Home dir Permissions

On Thu, Feb 12, 1998 at 08:28:18PM -0500, Brandon Mitchell wrote:
> On 12 Feb 1998, William R. Ward wrote:
> > One comment about permissions: Web files do *NOT* have to be world
> > readable.  They just have to be readable by the web server.  If you
> > set up a user and group for your web server (I use www for both) you
> > can get by with just having the files be group-readable by the
> > webserver's group (and not all the other users on the system).
> I missed the beginning of this thread, but why forbid local users from
> viewing files that you let any user outside of your system view?  Most

External users may not be able to view the files if some sort
of authentication has been used; local users get past that.

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