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Correct permission for home directory in Linux/Fedora

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I was playing with the permissions of

/home
/home/abc

Could someone please tell me the commands to restore the correct permissions to those both directories?

posted Jul 13, 2013 by anonymous

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It depends on what you want. There is some tradition that home directories are readable for everyone and writeable for their owners only. It may be a good idea to make them readable for their owners only --- or a bad idea like when you're exporting directories in homes through apache (which I think is a very bad idea).

In case you have users in groups that need to access someone's home directory, you may want to allow group access. When you have convoluted requirements, you may want to use ACLs to accomplish what you need ...

answer Jul 13, 2013 by anonymous
I have done the following:

    chmod 755 /home
    chown abc /home/abc
    chmod -R u=rwx,g=,o= /home/abc

I hope those have left my system secure!
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