Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: Gerhard Mack (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 08:07:52 EST

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001 wrote:

> so i guess i deserve opinions instead of flames. the
> approach is from personal use, not the usual server use.
> if you think a server setup is best for all use just say so,
> i'm listening.

Heres one.. most of the time I spend cleaning up windows machines is not
because of software problems. Usually it's the user acidentally erasing
something or installing some program that just modified the boot files by

Protection makes the system easier not harder. You can add SUID
aplications to preform administrative tasks such as upgrading / config and
be sure that the user won't accidentally erase the system.

I've had users absolutely paranoid of breaking something on my systems
it's very reasuring for me to be able to point at the power switch and say
"see that? don't touch it and the sustem will be fine"


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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