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Re: Local users get to play root?



On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 23:29 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 
> Should the defaults be targeted towards home users or corporate
> desktop
> considering the short lifecycle of Fedora and the target audience?  I
> am
> not sure there are corporate deployments but wouldn't they be heavily
> customized their desktop deployments and kickstarting it anyway?

I am not a corporation yet *I* manage the machines I have at home, and
if *I* give an account to my friend foo *I* don't want him to be able to
install nothing without asking me first, not even by mistake.

For better of worse even desktop Linux is a multi-user system and this
default is just crap and totally unnecessary given the previous version
allowed you to allow a user forever explicitly and without hassles.

This way I have to *fsck* remember each time to change it, this is
*wrong*, it doesn't respect the basic philosophy of least surprise.

I would almost consider it a security vulnerability and ask for a CVE to
be issued.

Simo.

-- 
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York


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