Drakperm allows you to customize the permissions which should be associated with each file and directory in your system: configuration files, personal files, applications, etc. If the owners and permissions listed here don't match the actual permissions of the system's files, then msec (which stands for Mandriva Linux Security Tool) will change them during its hourly checks. These modifications can help prevent possible security holes or intrusions.
The list of files and directories which appears depends on the current system's security level as set by msec, along with their expected permissions for that security level. For each entry (Path) there exists a corresponding owner (User), owner group (Group) and Permissions. In the drop-down menu, you can choose to display only msec rules (System settings), your own user-defined rules (Custom settings) or both as in the example shown in Figure 14.4, “Configuring File-Permission Checks”.
Create Your Own Rules. If you wish to add your own rules for specific files or modify the default behavior, display the Custom settings list and click on the button.
Procedure 14.1. Customize Your Home Directory Permissions
Let's imagine your current
security level is set to
3 (high). This means that
only the owners of the home directories can browse them. If you wish to
share the content of Queen's home directory with other users, you need
to modify the permissions of the