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Re: [K12OSN] Locking Down Firefox

Have a look at


It makes locking down Firefox really easy, you just create you .xpi file & install it as a global extension, works a dream on Windows, not tried it on Linux yet.


R. Scott Belford wrote:
James P. Kinney III wrote:
You can make the prefs owned by root (or another user that students
can't log in as) and world readable but not world writeable.

Thanks, James.  It already is.

  File: `/usr/lib/firefox-'
  Size: 61067           Blocks: 128        IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 902h/2306d      Inode: 3718157     Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2006-10-03 17:24:23.000000000 -1000
Modify: 2006-10-03 17:21:00.000000000 -1000
Change: 2006-10-03 17:21:00.000000000 -1000

I reckon that I can customize each ~/home/ file, but this is not sysadmin friendly for a multitude of users. I do not have scripting skills. As it stands, a savvy kid and go edit/preferences and set his connection settings for a direct connection to the Internet thus circumventing the above file. To get to nakedness on the Internet, gets get savvy pretty fast.


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