Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:34:59 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        "Julian H. Stacey" <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: A very 'trivial' question about /root
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <> <>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:25:44 +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> Before we might ask (via send-pr) for it to be commited,
> we should various of us run
> 	chmod 750 /root;chown root:wheel /root
> & give it a couple of months to see if problems.

Done years ago:

drwxr-x---  7 root  wheel  512 2013-04-05 21:42:34 /root/

System has been installed in August 2011. No problems so far. :-)

> ( I'd guess OpenBSD might go for a tighter /root though, as they're
>   supposedly keen on security. )

Currently I've got no OpenBSD installation at hand to verify,
but I _assume_ they still have the same defaults as FreeBSD
regarding permissions of /root.

> > if it leads to programs and daemons that
> > would otherwise run as nobody having to run with root priviledges.
> Good point, we should be cautious, best if lots of us try chmod 750 /root
> for a couple of months & see if any burnt fingers.

What programs or daemons should attention be paid at, especially?

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>