Subject: Re: default /dev/tty* mode and ownership
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 07/29/2001 10:28:26
On Sun, 29 Jul 2001, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
: Users of group tty already have write access to all allocated ttys (when
: you log in, the tty is changed from 600 root/wheel to 620 `whoami`/tty.
: This modification would only change something for non allocated tty, and
: I wonder if allowing a member of group tty (that is, anyone through
: setgid programs such as talk) to write on a non allocated tty was a
When did we switch to mode 600 for all unallocated ttys, including ptys?
(Ptys should be allocatable by any user, not just root.)
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