Bug 139087 - umask set to 0002
Summary: umask set to 0002
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-11-12 20:53 UTC by Steven Van Impe
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-11-12 21:07:43 UTC

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Description Steven Van Impe 2004-11-12 20:53:59 UTC
Why is this ?

At first I thought: hey, other users can write my files, but then I
noticed my user is in a separate group (username steven, uid 500,
groupname steven uid 500). Can anyone explain, since I've never seen
anything like this before and don't really see what is could be for ?

(Note: not sure I filed this for the right component, but I had to
take a guess).

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-12 21:07:43 UTC
The default has always been one user per group. Google and the mailing
lists may be more helpful here.

Comment 2 Steven Van Impe 2004-11-12 21:24:24 UTC
The only thing I could find so far was just 'red hat uses
one-user-groups by default', but I still don't understand why that is.
Doesn't this make the whole groups-thing useless ?

If there is an official explanation for this on the mailing lists
somewhere and someone has a direct link, that would be nice, since I'm
not too skilled at searching them (and this is the first time I've
ever used Red Hat of Fedora full-time).

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-12 21:33:05 UTC

has some information/discussion.

Comment 4 Alex Butcher 2004-11-20 01:03:38 UTC
Also <http://www.google.com/search?q=user%20private%20group>

Comment 5 Steven Van Impe 2004-11-20 08:46:06 UTC
Thanks for all the info :)

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