Bug 61547 - Can't read .plan
Can't read .plan
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: finger (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-03-21 06:52 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-21 06:52:32 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-21 06:52:28 EST
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Description of problem:
The finger-server can't read the .plan file beacause of the permissions. The
users home directories have the default permission (700) and the finger-server
can't serve the .plan file if it is requested from a network.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. finger user@machine
2. It says user havent got a plan!

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Try to do something with permissions
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-03-21 07:01:09 EST
This is not a bug but rather a feature. If a user wants to provide this
information to the outside world he/she will have to change the permissions
accordingly. Anything else would be a very bad choice from a security standpoint.

So the behaviour of finger won't change.

Read ya, Phil

PS: You don't even need to user a different host, doing it as another user on
the same machine results in the same output (no plan). The only option would be
to setuid finger which is an absolute NOGO.

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