[K12OSN] home directory permissions
dhuckaby at paasda.org
Thu Jul 10 16:13:07 UTC 2008
unless something has changed the default was 755 ...at least with all of
the K12LTSP installs I've done... users of the same group were always
able to see others' files...before tweaking a thing.
James P. Kinney III wrote:
> Hmm. The default user setup is 700. So unless the students are changing
> things something is wrong with the permission controls from Likewise.
> chmod 700 /home/*
> That will reset the permissions on all directories in /home .
> If the problem recurs, make it a cron job as follows:
> crontab -e
> Now PgDn to the bottom of the file and hit "A" (capital letter A for
> Append) and hit the enter to start a new line
> now type in:
> * 7,11 * * * chmod 700 /home/*
> then hit <Esc> then :wq
> (yes this is a vi environment - it's good to know at least the basics!)
> So now, every day at 7 and 11 am all directories will be reset to perms
> 700. If you want to do it every 2 hours, change the 7,11 to be */2 . If
> you want 3pm only, use 15 instead of 7,11 .
> If you don't want an email of everytime it runs make the first line of
> the crontab :
> But I would look into WHY and HOW the perms were changed in the first
> place. Something is amiss!
> On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 06:54 -0700, Ernie Hudson wrote:
>> Does anyone have an easy way to change the permissions on the home
>> directories so that only the owner has access to it. We have some very
>> bright students and they have found out that they can copy work from
>> someone else and have more free time. I am using the 5EL and have
>> single sign on using likewise open from my windows server using active
>> directory. I know I can change them one at a time using “chmod 700
>> filename”. I am not adept at writing scripts and hoping someone can
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