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Re: Linux Security

On Thursday 07 September 2006 15:08, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 21:39 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 19:49 -0500, Michael Yep wrote:
>> > Users should run as restricted users
>> When I was running Window NT, I did that, and it
>> worked great, but when I "upgraded" to XP I found
>> it was totally impossible to do anything and eventually
>> gave up trying and just made my "normal" user
>> an administrator.
>> A lot like trying to do anything useful
>> with selinux cranked all the way up :-).
>That is not really true we have over 800 Win XP machines on our campus
>where users can only run as non-administrators (not counting the 2000
>student computers)
>The only problem is that some software providers like Intuit will only
>allow there programs be run as a privileged user.

Intuit can be total jerks in that regard.

>Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>

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