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Old 02-15-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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permissions in /home

Hi, I created a public directory in /home/public which I then share with SAMBA.

This all works fine for some time.. but then every hour a Mandrake security tool runs which checks the permissions of various files and folders, and resets the permissions of my /public directory to 700 (I use 755 to make it readable on my network).

Im happy with the other features of the security tool.. so if possible id like to just disable its reseting of /publics permissions. Or should I be sharing my public folder in some different manner?

The way my machine is partitioned, I have / (small), /tmp, and /home (all the disk space).. the way Mandrake auto-configured it.

Old 02-15-2005, 01:55 PM   #2
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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.

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