[asterisk-users] Group write permissions /etc/asterisk/.

Jason Parker jparker at digium.com
Tue Mar 6 16:03:38 CST 2012

On 03/06/2012 03:44 PM, Karl Fife wrote:
> It's not a question of whether the default directory permissions are
> appropriate.  I agree with those.
> What we're talking about here is what happens during updates to an existing
> directory. I can't see any rationale for changing the group permissions.  If the
> group permissions differ from the installation defaults, it is because the
> sysadmin needed them to be different in order to implement one or more methods
> of extensibility / interoperability that make Asterisk so powerful.
> Absolutely, it would make sense for the installer to check to be sure it has
> SUFFICIENT permissions to operate properly, but it is a huge leap of faith to
> assume that it's appropriate to simply delete certain group permissions.  Users
> only in the owner's group if they belong there, no??
> The upshot is that ever since upgrading to 1.8 we have to re-re-re-reset the
> group directory permissions to make things work, and that just seems insane to
> me if that is a design choice, not a regression.
> -Karl

It should only set them if the directory does not exist.  If it's changing them,
something is very seriously broken.

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