Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:16:23 +1100 From: Brian May <brian@...uxpenguins.xyz> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Debian FEATURE: /home/loser is with permissions 755, default umask 0022 Jeffrey Walton <noloader@...il.com> writes: > [...] like making /home/loser/www available to other users. Does anybody even do this anymore? Once upon a time, a shared Unix system account come with an implied web account which you could use to publish files and create your own website. But I cannot personally think of any examples where this still happens. websystems and shell accounts are generally stored on distinct and independent systems. Plus even if I was going to implement such a system today, I might seriously consider using - say "/web/loser" instead. Although this might have implications if quotas are important. Or maybe something that bind mounts /home/loser/www to /web/loser, that way the web software doesn't need access to /home/loser. Even shared systems - while still around and still very important (HPC comes to mind) - are a lot less common then they use to be. Most Linux installs are private non-shared systems. Which I suspect explains why there isn't a more pressure to fix the default umask issue. -- Brian May <brian@...uxpenguins.xyz> https://linuxpenguins.xyz/brian/
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