On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 08:25:15PM +0200 or thereabouts, Antoine Jacoutot wrote:
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> 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
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