time to fix silly ssh bug

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Jun 20 04:17:24 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 18:36 -0600, Dariusz J. Garbowski wrote:
> On 19/06/12 04:01 PM, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> > On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:37:43 +0200, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
> >> Yes allowing any user to list/read any content in your home dir would be a bad
> >> default.
> And yet my latest F17 installation ended up with 755 for my home dir, even though umask in 
> /etc/login.defs is 077. A bug in Anaconda?
> > Why?  It would be different default, it would be the default that always has
> > been that way on UNIces.  It is useful to learn how other users have
> > configured this or that rc file on that machine.  ~/Mail always was 700.
> Fedora 16 created user homes with 700, Fedora 17 did 755 for my user. If it's not a bug then I can't 
> see anything about this change in F17 release notes. Am I missing something?

I just tested a fresh install from F17 desktop live; the /home/user
directory created after firstboot is 700. /home/user created by s-c-u is
700. /home/user created by useradd is 700. /home/user created by GNOME
account tool is 700. So I can't recreate a 755 user dir in any way.
Adam Williamson
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