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Bug 41852 - /etc/lilo.conf permission (and boot password)
/etc/lilo.conf permission (and boot password)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lilo (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-22 12:07 EDT by Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-31 10:48:34 EDT
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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2001-05-22 12:07:18 EDT
I suggest to change the default permission of /etc/lilo.conf to be 0600
of 0644, because /sbin/lilo complains when user tries to use the boot
in lilo.conf with default permission.
I would also appreciate if Red Hat Linux installer can set up the boot
for new users (and add the "restricted" keyword to lilo.conf).
Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2001-05-31 10:48:30 EDT
Good idea IMHO. Thought of that but forgot to file in Bugzilla...
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-06-04 02:26:08 EDT
The installer will allow you to setup grub passwords now and will properly set
the permissions on the file if you set up a password.  Also, anaconda/up2date
will preserve a password and permissions if they are already set

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