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Old 10-05-2003, 12:34 AM   #1
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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.
Old 10-05-2003, 01:45 PM   #2
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Bump, I could really use some help!
Old 11-06-2003, 12:03 PM   #3
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I had similar issues.. I know that home permisisons have to be set at 600.I also kow that there is a hourly job that changes permisisions on home directories from 644 to 600. There is a perm.4 file in /usr/bin/msec/ that changes the permissions. It is a cron job..


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