Subject: Re: install/15461: /var/spool/lock: inconvenient permissions
To: David Laight <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/02/2002 21:36:27
David Laight <> 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
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.