[Chicago-talk] mkdir() question

Clyde Forrester clydeforrester at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 10:41:52 PST 2010

Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>> "John" == John Kristoff <jtk at depaul.edu> writes:
> John> On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 03:25:01PM -0800, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>> Where have you been where it's been on by default?
> John> Good question.  Odd, I've not used it much, but the few times I have
> John> had to it's been on CentOS systems.  Looks like CentOS (or most likely
> John> whatever RedHat-based package they get it from) enables it by
> John> default.
> More reasons that RHEL is evil, I guess. :)
I don't mean to be throwing gasoline on the fire here, but:

Why would leaving a potential security exploit closed by default be 
considered "evil"?

Or is a trade-off between security and [something you consider more 


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