Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61547
Can't read .plan
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:10:21 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. finger user@machine
2. It says user havent got a plan!
Try to do something with permissions
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.