Subject: Re: install/15461: /var/spool/lock: inconvenient permissions
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 02/02/2002 21:36:27
David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Why not 1777 - so that the (lock) files can only be deleted by the
> owning user?
To prevent DoS attacks by randoms among other things. Normal users
should not be able to just claim locks on everything -- only
privileged programs should be allowed to do that.
Perry E. Metzger email@example.com
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