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  Date: Nov 24    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 345
  

I am really puzzled by linux security. I have the following problem. I have the site hosted on a server with many other sites (accounts). I noticed I can walk around without problem in other users accounts and view both the structure and their files. I suppose they can do the same. What rights should I set to my files to make sure they are not copied or read by others. Is there a sollution to stop others see my home folder ?

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Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 24    

If you want others from getting into your home directory then do this:

Chmod 700 /home/<myusername>

I think that should work pretty well.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 24    

Yes, but this won't stop them getting to:

/home/<myusername>/<myweb>

and I can not set 700 for the <myweb> since it must be read
by nobody. Is this how it happens on servers with hosting that
also offer telnet access, you can access the files of the others ?
I told the admin about this problem, and he said it is normal.

 
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