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Re: lynx-dev Re: who owns what

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: who owns what
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 07:05:53 -0400 (EDT)

> Someone has already commented that this allows access to known filenames. 
> Most default home directory setups are 755, from the days when Unix was  
> used by cooperating workgroups.  It is possible that this has been done 
> to give a system daemon access to one of your . files, without giving 
> directory listing permission to every one.  It is probably better to 
> have 755 on the home directory and reserve 700 for secure subdirectories. 

some people consider having the subdirectory's names known to be a problem
also (VMS restricts that information, making it correspond more/less to the
0711 permissions on the current directory).

Thomas E. Dickey

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