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Old 03-12-2009
permission of /var/tmp

what's the impact if I change /var/tmp's permission into 750?
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Old 03-13-2009
Originally Posted by a2156z
what's the impact if I change /var/tmp's permission into 750?
usually /var/tmp area is used by many internal commnads like sort to create internmediate files and its also used by clusters to create some of the log file so be careful while changing the permission.
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Old 03-13-2009
I have never came across anyone who have changed the perm for /var/tmp
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Old 03-13-2009
and when it's done anyway, various applications will crash or behave unexpectedly.
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Old 03-13-2009
yep, it's usually a given for sys admins & various programs that /var/tmp will be writeable/readable to all. Is there a reason you want to change it?
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Old 03-16-2009
If /var/tmp is chmodded to 1777 (like /tmp) then anyone can write a file to that directory but only the owner of the file can delete that file, a useful way of setting it...
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Old 03-17-2009
It is actually the default and mandatory way to set it under Solaris.

/var/tmp d none 1777 root sys SUNWcsr

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