Guest Account

NoOp glgxg at
Sun May 13 01:41:07 UTC 2007

On 05/12/2007 05:58 PM, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> 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

I'll do that.



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