[PATCH] ssh-copy-id should do chmod go-w

Peter W peterw at usa.net
Thu Oct 4 04:28:19 EST 2001

On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 01:19:46PM -0500, mouring at etoh.eviladmin.org wrote:
> You know.. thinking about this.. I really hate the idea of
> any script mucking around with my ~/  permissions.  That is seriously
> asking for trouble.


> chmod 700 .ssh; chmod 600 .ssh/authorized_keys
> makes more sense.  Changing ~/ permissions is a local policy issue, and I
> know I get peaved when something changes my policy without asking.

What about simply setting the umask to 077 before doing anything? If the
user has existing files/dirs, they won't be changed, but any new stuff would
be safely created.


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