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Old 03-14-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
wael_nasreddine
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chmod -R 0600 /etc


hello,
is it a good idea (to prevent other shell access from seeing the files and their contents) or a bad idea (something will happen then) to :
chmod -R 0600 /etc
reason i have installed VHCS ( http://www.vhcs.net ) and there's some clear passwords in the text files(scripts)
 
Old 03-14-2005, 12:39 AM   #2
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You do not want to do that. /etc contains many scripts that need to be executable and some configs should probably be group-r/w at least. Other details, I'm sure. Just chmod individual files if you need to, or specific subdirectories, but be sure you know the consequences.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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ok thank you!!
 
  


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