Re: [chrony-users] Chrony permissions question.

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Thank you. I’ll tell them to look into updating there their tools reports to exclude this directory.

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>> On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 04:30:52PM +0000, Kohr, Alexander wrote:
>> I know in RHEL 7 the default location of the drift file sis the home directory of /var/lib/chrony. (I also know it is the recommended location for some other files if they are enabled in the chrony configuration.)
>> Is there a reasons that the chrony home directory is /var/lib/chrony instead of something else, that does not contain the drift file?
> The package contains just two directories, /var/lib/chrony and
> /var/log/chrony. The former seems like a better "home" directory to
> me. When I look in /etc/passwd, there are quite a few other daemons
> that have a home directory in /var/lib. If it was changed to /, it
> would still be readable by everyone.
>> If so is there a reason that the chrony home directory permission are 755 instead of 750 or 700?
> The reason is that it contains files that could be useful to all users
> of the system, e.g. to read the drift of the system clock, or see that
> the daemon is still working.
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