Guest Account

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sun May 13 00:58:10 UTC 2007

NoOp wrote:
> Last month some relatives visited & used my son's system to browse the
> web etc., on his Dapper system. Unfortunately they left a few
> 'undesirable' png files on his system. So I created a "guest" type
> account that they can use for the next visit; the type with nothing
> checked in the User Privileges except Use Audio Devices. That gives them
> Firefox and a few other programs they can run. However, I'd like to
> secure their access a little further:
> 1. The Windows drive (it's a dual boot machine) shows up as an icon on
> the desktop & in Nautilus. How can I block the user from seeing and/or
> accessing the Windows drive?
> 2. Nautilus allows them to see the File System directories. How can I
> block this user from seeing and/or accessing File System?

By default they shouldn't be able to write anything except their own
home directory, right?  Why don't you change the permissions and umask
to prevent group and other from reading it?

Matt Flaschen

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