Re: No antivirus?
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 04:08:34 GMT
On 2 Feb 2004 02:05:58 GMT, athol <email@example.com> wrote:
> Crashdamage <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 1 Feb 2004 02:50:03 GMT, athol <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> It also makes userland programs incorporating "refuse to run as root" code
>>> helpful. If normal programs refuse to run as root, they'll start to think
>>> that they should create a user account. :-)
>>> I'd really like to see all programs that are intended to be used by normal
>>> users include "refuse to run as root" code...
>> Yeah, but I'd go along with that only if it could be bypassed with a
>> password, set during installation. Running a program as root might
>> still be useful sometimes for troubleshooting.
> If a program doesn't require any root privileges, then it should
> be compiled and tested by a user, not root. Installation of the
> program files into directories that require root is the only part
> of the process that needs root...
Yeah, OK, but if a program runs as root but not a user, it's an easy
clue to permissions problems. In business stiutations, or if you have
kids, you might want to do program configuration as root and run only,
no changes allowed, by users.
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