>I disagree. The flat layout in /tmp for all temporary files of all users
>is very very annoying for both admins and users. I doubt mode 1777 is
>"insecure" (yes, you can always craft a case where it goes wrong...).
Why? I hard ever look in /tmp.
OTOH, GNOME already dumps 3 or four temporary directories plus one
for StarOffice so that is a bit much already; organizing them is
What guarantees that all temporary files are delivered there?
Should this really be an administrative option?
The code, I pressume, would look something like:
if mkdir -p -m 1777 /tmp/$LOGNAME
if [ -w /tmp/$LOGNAME ]
But if we really want to prevent denial of service, then
we need to do even more.