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From Tony Finch <...@dotat.at>
Subject Re: File modes....
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2000 02:59:17 GMT
"Victor J. Orlikowski" <v.j.orlikowski@gte.net> wrote:
>
>      While playing with the logging patch, I found something that
>didn't quite sit right. This may be a FAQ, but I'll ask it anyway.
>Why would we ever go about creating a file with mode 0666 in the
>server (especially a log file)?

Because it's the standard file creation mode; it's up to the admin to
set an appropriate umask to reduce the modes to the level of security
appropriate to the machine. It's the Unix Way.

Tony.
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