Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: David Maxwell <email@example.com>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/08/1999 15:50:16
On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, David Maxwell wrote:
# On Thu, Apr 08, 1999 at 09:55:50PM +0200, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
# > > > That's a bug that got a lot of press last year, people stuffing
# > > > .tgz into their crontabs to avoid quota. Cron should restrict
# > > > the file to a reasonable size.
# > >
# > > Cool :-) I missed that one. Students?
# > eek. :-)
# > cron files should be owned by the owner and quota-ble.
# That puts them in the same logistical category as mailboxes.
# User owned files, in a directory that is shared. The only
# place that wouldn't qualify as shared would be in your home-dir.
# What directory permissions did you have in mind?
Dir permissions? Why not 711, and crontab files mode 600?
Mankind should spend much more effort on education, escalating their levels of
intellect to those currently enjoyed by the upper minority, rather than forcing
the higher ones to lower themselves to the level of the average moron. Until
this happens, we will not truly advance our species, we'll only perpetuate it.