Write access for group / other
I have mandrake linux 9.1 and am having a problem with write access to my /home dir. I have a user that has created a dir in /home called backups (/home/backups). I would like the thing to be group and other writable. So I chmod it (chmod go+w /home/backups), but then it somehow keeps getting changed back do the default permissions (drwxr-xr-x).
The reason for all this is, I have made a script that will dump anything in that directory to a backup ftp. It runs via cron every night. I have ran it alone, I have ran my other scripts alone with no changes to the permissions, so I am pretty sure its not the scripts doing it.
Does anyone know if there is some default security measure that wont let /home dirs be world writable. Or perhaps a cron script that is coming a long and changing permissions?
Any help at all is appreciated.
Thanks for your time.