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Date:      Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:27:06 +0000 (UTC)
From:      jb <jb.1234abcd@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root
Message-ID:  <loom.20130628T071501-164@post.gmane.org>
References:  <1372282481.3268.27.camel@blackfriar.inhio.eu> <20130627045841.7cdff648.freebsd@edvax.de> <1372361960.6831.24.camel@blackfriar.inhio.eu>

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ASV <asv <at> inhio.eu> writes:

> 
> Mine
> is just a concern about these permission defaults which look to me a bit
> too relaxed and cannot find yet a reason why not to restrict it.
> After all I believe having good default settings may make the difference
> in some circumstances and/or save time.

I think the 0755 permissions for /root are correct as default.
If you are concerned about "others", you harden it to 0750 (after all you
are the boos, the "root", anyway).
Otherwise, you may create conditions which cause trouble for others, for
example:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=578470

jb








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