>Darren J Moffat wrote:
>> Roland Mainz wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> ----
>>> Requesting sponsor for CR# 6488593 ("/etc/profile should set TMPDIR to
>>> /tmp/$LOGNAME/") - patch is included in the RFE...
>> This will I believe need an ARC case since it is a change in default
>> behaviour.   It also should be done for all shells not just ones
>> that read /etc/profile.
>> Since I do this myself in my own .profile I feel duty bound to stand up 
>> to the plate and by your sponsor for this.  So sign me up for putback
>> sponsor and I'll be ARC case submitter too.
>Good idea (I use this myself :-)).  Should the directory be created
>700 by default?

There's a risk in setting $TMPDIR and making it mode 700; the risk
is that programs started under a different uid may start to fail.

But it should either by mode 1777 (to mitigate that risk) or 700
for privacy.


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