[TUHS] v5 and v6 kernel is mode 777

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Feb 23 05:56:45 AEST 2015

On Sun, 22 Feb 2015, Mark Longridge wrote:

> I just had it brought to my attention that the unix kernel is mode 777
> in Unix v5 and v6:
> ls -l /unix
> -rwxrwx  1 root        27066 Mar 23  1975 /unix
> There's no reason for it to be mode 777 is there? It seems rather 
> dangerous.

Those were happy days back then.

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