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[Bug 642231] permissions are too permissive by far for /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-*
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  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:03:34 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Dieter Jurzitza <dieter.jurzitza@xxxxxxxxxxx> 2010-09-28
19:03:33 UTC ---
Well, at home I took a look into my openSUSE 11.1, there the wlan interface is
called "ath" rather than "eth" and the permission is adjusted to "0600" rather
than "0644".
However, I do not think that it makes sense to make the permissions of such
device files name dependent. Thus, I would strongly suggest to adjust the
permissions in general to 0400, still not optimum - but noone but root or some
process with similar permissions ought to acces those files IMHO.

Thank you for looking into this,
take care

Dieter Jurzitza

By the way: I manually adjusted all ifcfg-* - files to exhibit 0400 permissions
- no problems so far, thus this is the best solution in any case.
Just my two cents here ...

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