Subject: Re: locking users in their home dir?
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/1998 17:21:44
> TL> Unfortunately, most unix applications and particularly build
> TL> environments assume that people will have a umask of 002 and that
> TL> most directories on the system will have permissions of 0755, so
> TL> setting up a more restrictive permission policy tends to fail in
> TL> obscure and annoying ways.  Sigh.
> I've never had problems with umask 022...

No, you have a problem if you use some *other* umask!   Duh!   :')

I use 027, and it causes me endless problems (but also defaults my
files to not being world readable).