[TAG] (forw) Re: (forw) Re: (forw) Re: lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
keesan at grex.cyberspace.org
Mon Jan 29 06:47:25 MSK 2007
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007, Thomas Adam wrote:
> [ Hopefully I haven't completely messed up attribution. ]
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 04:21:21PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
>> ----- Forwarded message from Sindi Keesan <keesan at grex.cyberspace.org> -----
>> I mentioned a while ago that I had clones of the same linux on several
>> computers so I am not concerned about accidentally wiping out files.
> That depends on the files you backup, and how you clone them. There are
> various filesystems out there which operate in this way to do just that.
cp -a /hda1/* /hdc1
Is there something more suitable for copying 500-1000MB of files? I tried
dd between identical drives, with bs=64k or larger.
I spend time in three places, have 2-3 computers with the same software at
each place, and keep anything I need to access online at a shell account
where I do not have root privileges.
The computers are all free because our friends need newer ones for
Windows. We are setting up linux/Opera for other friends on 500MB drives,
when their 20GB XP drive dies. I will set them up as user for added
>> And from what various people have told me one cannot hack my system if I
>> have no network daemons running and X only has local access and Opera has
>> no vulnerabilities. And chkrootkit found nothing after four years. So
>> it is not obvious. I am not trying to be intentionally stupid.
> Well, the X11 issue comes down to access control (see 'man xhost'). And
> it's still a bogus comment since it's not so much access control that's
> the issue, as it is having the program run as user root in the first
> Take for example, a copy of gvim. Guess what happens if that's started
> as root.
I have never heard of gvim before. I compiled busybox vi but have not
learned to use it. I use pico in console mode and am trying to learn to
write simple rtf, maybe by changing the keycodes for the function keys so
F1 is bold-on and F2 is bold-off, etc., to avoid needing X at all. I
could not find a console wordprocessor for linux, and wordperfect and VDE
don't work correctly in dosemu or qemu.
If I do have to use Opera, does it matter whether I load X and dial as
root or user before using Opera as user?
Thanks to all of you for the helpful ideas.
> -- Thomas Adam
> "Wanting to feel; to know what is real. Living is a lie." -- Purpoise
> Song, by The Monkees.
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