Subject: Re: default /dev/tty* mode and ownership
To: None <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/29/2001 09:47:34
> >Currently, /dev/tty* are created mode 600 root/wheel. Is there any
> >problem creating them mode 620 root/tty? Do we ever chgrp them to
> >something else than group tty? And is there any implication of allowing
> >group tty to write on a non allocated tty?
>       I don't think this reasonable.  this shouldn't be done.

What are the drawbacks?

Emmanuel Dreyfus.
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