Re: [SLE] more on umask
From: Randall R Schulz (rschulz_at_sonic.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 06:56:32 -0700
On Thursday 25 August 2005 05:21, James Knott wrote:
> Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > James,
> > On Wednesday 24 August 2005 10:44, James Knott wrote:
> >>If you want to share files with the group, create a directory for
> >>that group and every member of that group has access to that shared
> >>directory. A user shouldn't have to take action, to keep others
> >> out of his home directory.
> > The validity of that claim rests solely on the assumptions you make
> > about the relationships between the users of the system in
> > question.
> Well, for my own personal computers, there's no problem. But what
> about a family system, where mom & dad might not want all there files
> available to the kids? What about at work, where the home directory
> is mounted from a server? Should the manager's or HR files be
> available to everyone?
What about ...? What about ...? What about ...?
Each scenario carries its own security requirements and necessitates its
own security configuration.
That's as far as you can go in the way of universal statements.
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