Topics: AIX, System Admin

FTP umask

A way to change the default 027 umask of ftp is to change the entry in /etc/inetd.conf for ftpd:

ftp stream tcp6 nowait root /usr/sbin/ftpd -l -u 117
This will create files with umask 117 (mode 660). Using the -l option will make sure the FTP sessions are logged to the syslogd. If you want to see these FTP messages in the syslogd output, then you should add to /etc/syslog.conf: [filename]

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