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Re: Insidious Spam/swen/Garbage

On Sun, 2003-10-26 at 21:42, Robert Storey wrote:
>  > > But even for non-root users of the same system, all they'd have to
> > > do is do 'cat ~<foo>/.muttrc', unless .muttrc is only owner-
> > > readable(like .fetchmailrc).
> > > 
> > 
> > Sure, but that can be fixed, as you say, with permissions changes. 
> > You can't fix the fact that superusers can read your password.
> In .bash_profile for every user I've included this line:
>  umask 077
> That will cause ALL new files to be only user readable. Does anyone know
> why this isn't the default?

Debian asks you during installation whether you want all files glob-
ally readable or not.

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

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one way to do it...default variables. The dark side of code
maintainability are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you
when code you write. If once you start down the dark path,
forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.

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