Strangely enough, I haven't found a satisfactory answer to this question. I need to set up proper permissions for my university server home directory:
- public access to the public_html/ sub-folder of my home folder
- no access (read/write/execute) to anything else in my home folder
- access for my thunderbird client to relevant alpine files
So far, I have set
701 for my home folder,
755 for public_html subfoler and
700 for other files and directories. Is that fine? Any potential problems with it?
How about newly created files and directories, how do I make them 700 by default?