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Date:      Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:01:42 -0600
From:      Reed Loefgren <rloefgren@forethought.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root
Message-ID:  <51CB72D6.2090601@forethought.net>
In-Reply-To: <51CB6166.3060703@ayan.net>
References:  <1372282481.3268.27.camel@blackfriar.inhio.eu> <51CB6166.3060703@ayan.net>

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On 06/26/13 15:47, Ayan George wrote:
> ASV:
>> This is a very 'trivial' question but it's bugging me since quite a
>> while now so I gotta ask.
>>
>> There's any reason (and should be a fairly good one) why the /root
>> directory permissions by default are set to 755 (for sure on releases
>> 8.0/8.1/9.0/9.1)????
>>
> I imagine / needs those permissions during installation but maybe they
> should be changed to something more desirable at post-install.  What
> would you suggest -- maybe 555?
>
> -ayan
>
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Just a mention, I set /root to 700 and haven't seen any issues to date.

r



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