On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Brock Rozen wrote:
> On 6 Sep 2000 at 22:29, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote about "Re: setting umask...":
> > I suggest a crontab until we can fix this. I'm not even sure what the best
> > method is; this probably needs to be a per-list configurable but umasks and
> > modes are tough to explain to folks who may have no experience with Unix.
> > It's OK to ask the installer, I think, as long as we explain it, but we
> > can't expect the average list owner to understand what '027' has to do with
> > anything.
> I don't think we should make this per-list.
> There're things that we just shouldn't let the average Joe touch, IMHO.
I think it SHOULD be a per-list basis. I have some lists that are
private, and the people who are allowed to access those digests are a
member of the group that is assigned to the digest folder. Other groups
are public, and those digests are stored in a different folder which is
publicly accessible via ftp or web.
As long as you explain it well in the description for that setting,
they'll figure it out. Don't call it a umask, though, the average Joe
doesn't know that. Most people who have even looked at Unix are familiar
with access modes though.