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Old 05-25-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default home directory permission in SUSE 9.1


I am running a multi-user SUSE 9.1 linux box.

I have noticed that whenever a new linux user account is created, its home directory's permission is set to 755, which allows everyone to read their private files.

When people login with ssh or directly on the linuxbox, they can browse and read other people's files.

Is there a way to set the default home directory's permission to 700 or perhaps the system's default file and directory permission to 700?

Thanks heaps

Old 05-26-2005, 05:41 AM   #2
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Group read yes, not every user on the system can read those files.
755 is the default anyway, if you're really concerned about it you can change with chmod -R xxx /home/<dir>


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