Firewall blocking desktop features

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Wed Sep 11 13:41:19 UTC 2013

On 09/11/2013 03:32 PM, Alec Leamas wrote:
> On 2013-09-11 15:20, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 09/11/2013 02:46 PM, Daniel J Walsh wrote:

>>> Asking her "Do you want to make security changes to share directory
>>> /home/phyllis/Share?"  Or
>>> Do you want to make security changes to share Printer XYZ?
>>> Would make sense.
>> My marriage would be facing serious troubles, if my wife opens any
>> port on our shared machines ;)
>> Seriously, I think you guys are forgetting Linux isn't a
>> Single-User-Single-Seat OSes.
>> Ralf
> Well, it is. Also.

Sure, Single-User-Single-Seat systems are a singular, degenerated case 
of  Multi-User-Multi-Seat systems.

> And hat's really the core here. It's so damned
> different in these two cases.

Correct, it means that Single-Seat-Single-User focused approaches often 
lack the generality required on Multi-User-Multi-Seat systems. It often 
means approaches, which are easily applicable on other OSes, will never 
fly on Linux.


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