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Re: Local users get to play root?



Am 2009-11-18 18:48, schrieb Rahul Sundaram:
On 11/18/2009 11:19 PM, nodata wrote:


Thanks. I have changed the title to:
"All users get to install software on a machine they do not have the
root password to"

.. if the packages are signed and from a signed repository. So, you left
out the important part. Explain why this is a problem in a bit more
detail.

Rahul



Why is it a problem? For all of the reasons that it has never been a problem before. For the reason that the user is not the administrator or the box, for the reason that the user is the user for a reason, for the reason that by default Linux should act like Linux, for the reason that the default is bad, for the reason that this is undocumented, for the reason that it assumes automatic updates are enabled, for the reason that the user is not the one with knowledge of the box and what resources are available on it, for the reason that it may be against corporate policy, for the reason of change management...


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