Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-28 Thread ASV
Hi Julian, you played Devil's advocate well actually as I don't know which idea would be more audacious, letting httpd access files from your root dir or exporting /root via nfs. :) Both of them sound more like a lab scenario than a real one. I understand that launching a chmod 700 /root it's a

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-28 Thread Daniel Feenberg
On Fri, 28 Jun 2013, ASV wrote: Hi Julian, you played Devil's advocate well actually as I don't know which idea would be more audacious, letting httpd access files from your root dir or exporting /root via nfs. :) Both of them sound more like a lab scenario than a real one. A diskless

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-28 Thread Julian H. Stacey
Hi, Reference: From: ASV a...@inhio.eu Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:10:02 +0200 [ I jhs@ reverted asv@'s top post to bottom post ] On Fri, 2013-06-28 at 01:47 +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote: Hi, Reference: From: ASV a...@inhio.eu Date: Thu, 27

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-28 Thread Polytropon
On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:25:44 +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote: Before we might ask (via send-pr) for it to be commited, we should various of us run chmod 750 /root;chown root:wheel /root give it a couple of months to see if problems. Done years ago: drwxr-x--- 7 root wheel 512

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-28 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Polytropon free...@edvax.de writes: On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:25:44 +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote: ( I'd guess OpenBSD might go for a tighter /root though, as they're supposedly keen on security. ) Currently I've got no OpenBSD installation at hand to verify, but I _assume_ they still have

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-28 Thread jb
Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com writes: jb.1234abcd at gmail.com 's ref to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=578470 relates to Linux upgrade procedures /root I don't see it affects how we should perceive an idealised Unix. The upgrade was a canary that told the user

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-27 Thread ASV
Thanks for your reply Polytropon, I'm using FreeBSD since few years already and I'm kind of aware of the dynamics related to permissions, many of them are common to many Unices. I agree that the installer doesn't put anything secret but as a home dir for the root user it's highly likely that

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-27 Thread Julian H. Stacey
Hi, Reference: From: ASV a...@inhio.eu Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:39:20 +0200 ASV wrote: Thanks for your reply Polytropon, I'm using FreeBSD since few years already and I'm kind of aware of the dynamics related to permissions, many of them are common to many Unices. I

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-27 Thread jb
ASV asv at inhio.eu writes: Mine is just a concern about these permission defaults which look to me a bit too relaxed and cannot find yet a reason why not to restrict it. After all I believe having good default settings may make the difference in some circumstances and/or save time. I

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-26 Thread Ayan George
ASV: This is a very 'trivial' question but it's bugging me since quite a while now so I gotta ask. There's any reason (and should be a fairly good one) why the /root directory permissions by default are set to 755 (for sure on releases 8.0/8.1/9.0/9.1) I imagine / needs those

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-26 Thread Reed Loefgren
On 06/26/13 15:47, Ayan George wrote: ASV: This is a very 'trivial' question but it's bugging me since quite a while now so I gotta ask. There's any reason (and should be a fairly good one) why the /root directory permissions by default are set to 755 (for sure on releases

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-26 Thread Lowell Gilbert
ASV a...@inhio.eu writes: This is a very 'trivial' question but it's bugging me since quite a while now so I gotta ask. There's any reason (and should be a fairly good one) why the /root directory permissions by default are set to 755 (for sure on releases 8.0/8.1/9.0/9.1) By default,

Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root

2013-06-26 Thread Polytropon
On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:34:41 +0200, ASV wrote: There's any reason (and should be a fairly good one) why the /root directory permissions by default are set to 755 (for sure on releases 8.0/8.1/9.0/9.1) This is the default permission for user directories, as root is considered a user in this