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Re: [K12OSN] few questions

Linux is set up so that by default regular users can
modify all of their own files and environments, but
not any of the system files (including the /root
folder).  You don't need to do anything special to
secure folders from the students.

However, it sounds like you want to give the students
less freedom than Fedora provides by default (like not
allowing students to change their desktops).  I don't
know how to do that kind of thing, but I know it's
been discussed here before so you might want to search
the archives. 

In short, the default installation prevents any
non-root user from messing with system files or files
belonging to other users, but it gives them full
ability to mess up their own files...


--- Jim Kathan <tkathan charter net> wrote:

> I am finalizing my setup for the new school. 
> Within the lts.conf file, how specific can I make
> custom settings per Mac
> Address (which will each be linked to user logins,
> ie., specific staff
> members). I want some teachers to be able to change
> their desktops, etc.,
> and other things, but some users not to. I don't
> want any of the students to
> be able to modify things.
> Also, can I completely prevent people from saving
> their files and documents
> to the root folder? Or are they locked out by
> default, if they are not
> logged in as root.
> My colleague brought up a good point, which was that
> we have to test and
> 'break' everything before the users get in so I can
> know how secure Fedora
> is with Gnome as the interface. He wanted me to
> login as non-root and see
> how destructive I can be.
> I am basically out of time for all this, so I was
> wondering if anyone had
> any wisdom to share, if they have gone over these
> things already.
> Thanks in advance!
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