700 is correct for 99% of the home directories on a system, but a cronjob that changes them is a PITA at best.
Personally, I'd disable the whole script, but you may be able to turn off just that "feature" if you want to. You're the admin, which means you decide where files/directories are to live and what permissions they are to have. I don't think a machine should babysit the admin ... Especially a *NIX one.
Last edited by sigsegv; 02-15-2005 at 01:56 PM.