sudo without password
ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Jun 11 01:52:03 UTC 2006
On Saturday 10 June 2006 21:47, ubuntu at rio.vg wrote:
> Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > A better scheme is to alert Aunt Tillie that kmail is trying to open a
> > connection to a remote machine and it wants to talk to port 25.
> > Auntie knows this OK as she just clicked send in kmail, and is in a
> > position to safely say "OK".
> This would be the ZoneAlarm style, which Linux really lacks, unfortunately.
My experience with this has been that there are basically two choices:
1. Lock things down. The user gets frustrated and uninstalls or turns off
2. Ask if something needs a port opened up going out. User virtually always
Either way, unless there is a lot of user training and understanding, I don't
think these GUI firewalls do much good for the masses.
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