Permissions of home directory

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http://serverfault.com – When I first installed ubuntu server 10.04 I created my first user 'bonzo'. When I'm logged in as bonzo the permissions on directory /home/bonzo are 755. However when I'm logged in as any other user the permissions on the directory /home/bonzo are 500. The exception to this is if I'm logged in as bonzo and I type su dummy1 and then follow up with ls -lh /home. Then the permissions are displayed as 755 for the /home/bonzo directory. Why aren't the changes I make to the /home/bonzo directory being applied to other users who are logged in? Is this a special case of permissions that only ap (HowTos)