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Re: lynx-dev Re: who owns what

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: who owns what
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 10:30:02 -0400 (EDT)

981009 NHE & TD commented:
>>>  ls -ld /homefs/u7/purslow  gives: 
>>> drwx--x--x    9 purslow  user         512 Oct  9 07:53 /homefs/u7/purslow 
>>        ^  ^ 
>> As an amateur, I find this curious.  I have always made permissions 
>> on private accounts 700.  With a setup like this, couldn't a person 
>> logged on to that system exec any of the programs under that directory, 
>> e.g., run the private image of lynx within that directory? 
> yes - IF they know where it is.
i've asked the sysadmin why he has a link-to-a-link
& why some -- not all -- users' home directories are world-executable.
he probably has a reason, but i don't know whether he has time to reply.

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