[SFTP] Possibility for Adding "ForceFilePermission" option

David Newall openssh at davidnewall.com
Tue Dec 19 02:33:27 AEDT 2017

On 18/12/17 22:33, Jakub Jelen wrote:
> during last month, there were already two emails in this mailing list
> discussing [forced permissions]:
> https://lists.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-dev/2017-
> November/036468.html

This seems like a reasonable and useful feature.  It's simple to 
implement, and, (apparently) there's already a patch to do it.

I can think of one reason why further thought is required.  It could be 
argued that this needs to be determined per-user.  That is, should there 
be some way to specify a group of users for whom permissions are not 
forced; or, in the alternative, a group of users for whom permissions 
must be forced.

I'm sorry to have erected what might seem to be a block to 
implementation of this very good idea.  It is not my intention to block 
it; I encourage it!, in part because I have a use for it.  I offer my 
help as a programmer of 40 years practice (although I perceive that 
that's not needed.)

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