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Old 06-17-2004, 02:56 AM   #1
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Permissions for browser and email client?


Hello,

I installed Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird from tar.gz into /usr/local.

I'd like to know what permissions I should set. I'm tempted to do this (workstation, not home network, dial-up connection):

owner: root rwx
group: group1 rwx ("group1" has another name and includes root and me as user)
other: ---

1.But is this set of permissions an obstacle if I need to install an extension which downloads and installs on its own -- there's no other way I don't think.
Is this impossible on a mail client?

In other words does the rest of the world need any permission on a browser or email client.

2. Is it dangerous or stupid to include me as user in a group which includes root as superuser?

Thanks from a learning newbie -- or maybe I shouldn't have jumped on this forum, and should stick to the Newbie forum, please let me know.

 
Old 06-17-2004, 04:27 AM   #2
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1) Nope, you dont have to share it to the rest of the world.
2) Yes it is, I suggest not to include the root account. because by default root can do anything.

Guys, correct me if I'm wrong!

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Old 06-17-2004, 09:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

So my question boils now to this really.

Can I set permissions to root and the root group to all rwx, and for others to nought (---) for browsers directories and files, and still be able to surf, download files or emails, installing mozextensions ?

I don't think if I as a user want to do anything, I shall be allowed to -- that's why I made a group including root and me as a user.

Well, still pretty confused,

Cheers,
 
Old 06-17-2004, 07:47 PM   #4
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You can give the Ownership to root and give the GroupPermission to the group "yourgroup" and restrict access to the world. ("rwxr-x--- root yourgroup").

Or

you can sudo this ...
 
Old 06-18-2004, 03:04 AM   #5
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Okay thanks a lot!
 
  


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