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Old 02-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Question Change Default Permissions For Home Dirs

When a user's home directory is created on this particular RHEL 5.9 system, the permissions are not 700 as I expected for the users home folder in /home. Isn't RHEL defaulted to 700 when creating a new user with the -m switch? I don't understand why it's 755 on this particular system like it would be on a default Debian installation. Has RHEL changed this or do you think someone perhaps modified the UMASK on this particular server / system?

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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normal user 755
ls -lh MyHomeFolder
drwxr-xr-x ## ?????? users 4.0K Feb 26 00:00 MyHomeFolder


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