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Subject:

Re: protecting /tmp

From:

"V. Alex Brennen" <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 1 Jan 2007 15:36:08 -0500

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On 1/1/07, Jon Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Jan 2007, Jeff Lasman wrote:
>
> > In my understanding, then no one (not even the owner) can read the
> > files.
>
> Right...so anything that relies on /tmp for temporary storage will break
> if you either chmod 000 /tmp or frequently do that to all files/dirs in
> /tmp/.
>
> > Can this possibly work without breaking a lot of services and programs
> > that use /tmp?
>
> Yeah.  Make sure all your applications are setup to use their own separate
> temp spaces rather than /tmp/.  It may not be practical, but its probably
> possible.

<southpark>
Those bastards deserve it.  They deserve to burn in hell.  To
die. To go burn in hell and to die.  /tmp is for users, /var/tmp is
for running programs.
</southpark>

Respect the standards, people.

   - VAB

p.s. What the hell is a "temp"?  is that some kind of windows upgrade? =)

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