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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ File Permisions and Viewing Other Users Activity

Posted by: mrwangcan Dec 3 2013, 11:30 PM

The permissions on almost all the folders in the / directory are drwxr-xr-x so that looks like it could allow a user to view any log files they want. Would they be able to view other users ftp, bash, and other history of commands? I'm a noob, and don't know things like this that every one probably knows. Is linux built in a way that protects against users viewing log files that could give away important, or even unimportant info?

Posted by: michaelk Dec 4 2013, 12:14 AM

Those permissions are typical. Users can not access other /home directories other nor view sensitive log files.

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