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Old 12-11-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
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Accessing other users' folders


We have a server running on a Linux machine... we can access other users' accounts (or folders) except those folders with explicit private settings...

So I was wondering... would I be able to know the usernames of those who have fetched my folders?


Old 12-11-2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by malleat1 View Post
would I be able to know the usernames of those who have fetched my folders?
No, if you want to keep your folders and files private set their permissions to 600 or 700. Then only root could read your information.

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chmod 700 /home/smith
This will allow the user smith to enter his home folder and no one else, except for root.
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Thanks guys very much


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