On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 08:25:15PM +0200, 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 ? Some applications require a less strict umask to install files correctly with the right permissions - quite often you aren't warned about this either and it can be a headache finding out which file perms are incorrect. -- Jez
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