/etc/fstab File Permissions

by Kian   Last Updated June 30, 2018 21:02 PM

I'm currently configuring my /etc/fstab file so that it mounts my SMB Sharing on my system boot. I know as a fact that the default permissions of this file are 644. However, I'm actually going to put my SMB user's password into this file, so I would like to know if it is a good idea to change this file's permissions (e.g. make it 640) so that my credentials stay safe if one of my system's services gets compromised?

Thanks.



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