> I have a question concerning default umasks when using SFTP under
> openssh. In case it makes a difference, my servers are based on Redhat
> Enterprise Linux Version 4 Advanced Server, and the version of the
> openssh package is currently openssh-3.9p1-8.RHEL4.15.
>
> The issue is that when I SFTP a file onto the server, the default umask
> used seems to be 077, given that files are created with mode 600 and
> directories with mode 700.


IIRC, you set this in the ".profile" for the user in question. I realize
that there is a ".bash_profile", but I believe the ".profile" is read by
the sftp server.

HTH,
Barry