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    chmod html file to 666 risks ?

    What are the risks of chmod'ing an html web page to 666 ?

    I know this makes the file writeable by all - but can someone actually change the page without having access to the file directly ?

    I have an editor script which allows me to edit my web pages - the script is protected by a password so you cant use the editor unless you have been authorised but any html files I want to edit must be set to 666 ...

    What are the risks ? Could someone delete / change the content of my web page ?

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    This sounds like something that's between you and your web host server administrator. In any case, it would seem HIGHLY dangerous to allow anyone to access one's web host file merely by using the CHMOD command on files located thereat - how would such users be able to access such files without a password and userID?!

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