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Re: LYNX-DEV Re: ...vulnerability in Lynx...

From: Brian Tillman, x8425
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Re: ...vulnerability in Lynx...
Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 09:33:29 EDT

>For the benefit of us pseudo-sysadmins not worth their salt, would someone
>be willing to explain `setting the sticky bit' of a directory, how to know
>if it is set properly, and if it is not, how to set it?  Many TIA.

Um.  It looks like I stepped on some toes.  I apologize.  I was mainly 
addressing the VMS environment when I made my crack about "system 
worth their salt".  I have no idea what the requirements are for login 
directories in the Unix world.  Moreover, I was trying to be "smart", and while 
I had my tongue implanted in my cheek, I did not make it clear that I can 
imagine business reasons even on VMS for having world readable login 
(though not world writeable).

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