Subject: Re: default /dev/tty* mode and ownership
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <email@example.com>
Date: 07/30/2001 07:42:21
> i was wrong about two things, so ignore my message above.
> - it was group tty, not group wheel
> - proposed permission change is from 666 to 620, so the above discussion
> does not apply. now the problem is, is it okay for every tty-
> modifying binary to be setuid/setgid'ed? you saw various objections.
No, no, no! (It's getting hard, let me rephrase)
/dev/tty is mode 666 root/wheel
/dev/tty[pqrs]* are mode 600 root/wheel, and are changed to mode 620
`whoami`/tty when you log in.
Proposed permission change is:
/dev/tty stays mode 666 root/wheel. We donc change /dev/tty
/dev/tty[pqrs]* turns into mode 620 root/tty. They are still changed to
mode 620 `whoami`/tty when you log in.
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