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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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New. New Security Features in the Solaris 8 Release

This section describes security features introduced in the Solaris 8.

New Default Ownership and Permissions on System Files and Directories

The Solaris 8 release provides stricter default ownership and permissions than in previous releases. The following list describes the changes to default ownership and permissions.

NOTE

These changes apply to only some files and directories in the Solaris 8 release. For example, the changes do not apply to OpenWindows or CDE files and directories.

  • Default file and directory ownership is changed from bin to root.

  • Files and directories have default permissions of 755 instead of 775.

  • Files and directories have default permissions of 644 instead of 664.

  • The default ...

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