sshd umask settings vs security

Jeremy Jackson jerj at
Thu Sep 23 07:08:22 EST 2004

Will setting the umask that sshd inherits cause any security issues?  It 
would be nice to be able to set this in a system-wide fashion, rather 
than in .login etc.

I'm thinking of Debian, where the setting is per-shell because nobody 
seems to have thought of doing this.


Jeremy Jackson
Coplanar Networks

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