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Does this sound right?

A user's default permissions when creating new files or directories is set by the umask of either the system or in the startup script of the user itself. For example, I have 'umask 022' in my .profile which means that my default permissions will be 755. Typically, the system default umask is 022, but as systems become more secure, administrators are setting the default umask to 027 which yields 750 permissions.
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That depends on what kind of system you're talking about and what kind of protection you want... the more protection you have, the best, so in this particulary case, umask 027 is best than 022... just be careful to not disrupte any running/needed service...
 

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