[Pkg-samba-maint] r1399 - trunk/samba/debian

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri May 25 05:05:34 UTC 2007

Quoting Steve Langasek (vorlon at debian.org):
> On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 09:08:49PM +0000, bubulle at alioth.debian.org wrote:
> > Change the default file permission in [HOMES] from 0700 to 0600
> Why?  Note that this is the create *mask*, which controls the *maximum* file
> permissions that will be set when creating a file.  Is there a reason we
> want to forbid by default the creation of files with the execute bit set?

This is mostly because this is upstream's default which I think is

Using 0700 makes indeed all files created on the server to have the
execute bit unless the client itself explicitely request to not do
so....which it doesn't in most cases.

I use such setting on all my own file servers for home directories, indeed.

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