Default ownership of ~/.ssh?

Randy McMurchy randy at
Mon Oct 18 07:39:18 PDT 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> How do you all handle your .ssh directories for users? Since we have
> sshd running as user "sshd" and group "sshd", it would make sense to
> have ~/.ssh group-owned by sshd and group-sticky turned on. This allows
> the directory to not be world-readable, and doesn't require the sshd
> user to be in the users' "primary group".

Perhaps I'm a bit dense this morning (or always?), but I don't
understand the question.

Are you speaking of each individual users' ~/.ssh directory?

On Belgarath, for example, permissions on my ~/.ssh dir are
randy:randy and 700.


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