What I do for a new machine?

LinuxIsOne linuxisone at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 13:32:34 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Ioannis Vranos <ioannis.vranos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Usually it makes sense to separate directories on multiuser/server
> systems to avoid DOS attacks. For example, if you have all directories
> in the same partition, an attacker who is a local user, could fill his
> /home/user directory, or the /tmp directory, so as the system to run
> out of space and collapse.

Oh I see.

> Also it makes sense to make the /home directory separate, if you want
> to upgrade your Linux distribution version, but want your users to
> keep their files and settings.


> For home users, installing all in the same / partition is OK and simple.

But even if I use the separate partitions in the home desktop, I guess
there is more protection....


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