[TAG] lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
keesan at grex.cyberspace.org
Tue Jan 30 18:39:00 MSK 2007
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Neil Youngman wrote:
> On or around Tuesday 30 January 2007 02:17, Sindi Keesan reorganised a bunch
> of electrons to form the message:
>> All I really want to do is help out a few friends by setting them up with
>> small linuxes they can use for the internet and wordprocessing, not become
>> a linux networking expert.
> An admirable idea. There are a number of distributions designed for the sort
> of older machines you are using for this. Given what I've heard about
> BasicLinux, I can't help thinking that one of the others might be more
> Even if a distribution designed to be run as root is not vulnerable to direct
> attack via the network, it allows many more opportunities for users to shoot
> themselves in the foot.
> I appreciate that BasicLinux has the advantage of familiarity and it's not
> always easy to change, but I would suggest considering something else from
> http://lwn.net/Distributions/#special or http://lwn.net/Distributions/#india
> Popular small distributions include Damn Small linux and Puppy Linux. you
> would have to check their project sites to determine if they are suitable for
> your needs.
Puppy Linux is a Live CD. I want ext2 linux, to which I can add programs.
DSL is Debian based and much larger than what I am using and would be
slower to boot and require newer hardware. I don't want to learn it.
It has a lot of stuff that people have not asked for, and not Opera which
they have asked for (after using it in Windows). If people later want to
do more than browsing/email/wordprocessing they can get themselves a copy
of DSL and try it.
I prefer to try to make what I have work. I know how to use it and can
support it. Is there anything I would have to do other than get things
working for 'user'? If it is okay to dial as root then use a browser as
user, I am almost set.
Thanks for your suggestions. I will look at the URLs.
> Neil Youngman
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