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Default File Permissions

Created: 13 Oct 2013 • Updated: 15 Oct 2013 | 2 comments
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On an 11.3 HP-UX system, I noted that the following files gave "world" RWX or RW- permissions


Is there any reason why these permissions are needed for world or can a more restricte set of permissions be used (e.g., read only or none)?

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Gaurav Sangamnerkar's picture


All the files/directories mentioned above are exclusive used by veritas volume manager & all the veritas volume related operations are done by root user or user with root equivalent privileges. The daemons or processes writing to these files would be either of 






If we look at owners of all these daemons its root:sys. So I would assume it would be OK to reduce write permissions other than root.

However, to be on safe side, I would recommend to try this on a test machine just to ensure nothing breaks after modifying the persmissions.


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FileSecChecker's picture

Thanks for your quick response. It is greatly appreciated.