[Bug 404] Wrong mode for /root

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Wed Sep 11 20:11:34 PDT 2002


http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=404

gerard at linuxfromscratch.org changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX



------- Additional Comments From gerard at linuxfromscratch.org  2002-09-11 20:11 -------
That's all a matter of perspective. /root shouldn't contain any personal files,
just some stuff that the system admin uses. It could be argued that anybody in
the 'root' group should have access to /root as group root is often what
sysadmins are part of when they don't have the root password.

Then again, that all depends on the security policies on a system. Entire books
have been written about it, LFS book isn't going to be the umpteenth book on it
;) I think the way it currently is will do just fine. As usual, if you don't
like it, change it (that's what LFS is about anyways).

Changing it now will undoubtly generate comments like "why did you do that, it
was a good thing do to". Leaving it will generate comments like yours. So,
there'll always be comments. May as well just leave it the way it is. Makes more
sense in my eyes ;)



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