[GRASS5] GRASS 5 and sockets: default?

Roger S. Miller rgrmill at rt66.com
Mon Feb 19 12:34:48 EST 2001

On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Eric G. Miller wrote:

> However, I like the $HOME/.grass5/ directory for other reasons.  There's
> already the G_home(), so it's only a little bit of work to set up
> element handling (e.g. subdirs).  I want to make sure ~/.grass5 is chmod
> 4700 for a modicum of security.  Is there a reason we might want it
> readable by processes not owned by the $USER?

Perhaps I misunderstand, but wouldn't 4700 permissions allow access only
to the owner of the directory?  That's might be nice and secure in a
single-user setting, or where one must be logged in as the owner in order
to use GRASS.  It doesn't seem like a good choice for general use.

Roger Miller
Lee Wilson and Associates

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