On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 08:25:15PM +0200 or thereabouts, Antoine Jacoutot wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On Thursday 14 August 2003 20:19, Joshua Oreman wrote: > > 066 will be *more* secure than 022. > > I know that :) > > > This is because a umask is deducted from the default permission bits of 666 > > (or 777 for executables) on new files. So a umask of 022 will cause new > > files to have a mode of 600 or 711. > > Yes I know, I was just wondering why the default behaviour was not very > secure. > > > * 077 (600 or 700 -- most secure) > > So, if I set umask to 077, this is OK, right ? Is there ANY cons ?
None of the files you create, by default, will be accessible -- at all -- to anyone but yourself. You have to watch out for this if you're running a web/ftp server when you put files in the document root, for example. > > Thanks a lot for your answer Joshua. No trouble. -- Josh > > Antoine > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (FreeBSD) > > iD8DBQE/O9QOY3Hnhkr+5cQRAnI6AJ4r4/ChIy/cDAqv2ZHrBCnDu2HotACeK5jx > CBnqmfxoTPvdT4rZIUs8s0U= > =sw1f > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"