[Fedora] Seeing input on Securing the Linux system from intrusions and attacks.
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Dec 30 15:50:53 UTC 2007
On Sunday 30 December 2007, Tim wrote:
>> Actually, anyone who has set up Windows 2003 Server in the last year has
>> noticed that this shouldn't happen anymore because the firewall is
>> automatic during initial setup phase and user is clearly aware that
>> during initial setup phase, this firewall remains until updates are all
>> installed or the user opts out.
>That's hardly an OS for a user. In this case, it would have been 2000
>or XP, most likely.
>> Let's give Microsoft a little credit (not much, but a little).
>Only as being a successful software *pusher*, not for being a good
>My laptop came with Vista, there was virtually no avoiding it. Not
>unless I wanted to mail order in some computer that I'd never been able
>to physically inspect in a shop before purchase. And that's not
>something I'll do with a purchase of that price.
>I can see they've smartened up a bit, but only a bit. Yes, at long
>last, you don't have to login as the admin to do some admin tasks. Just
>give an admin password at the right moment, just like when we try to use
>one of the various system-config- whatever GUIs. But it doesn't give
>you an option to keep that authentication for the next one, you're
>forever typing in the password. Eventually users are going to turn off
>the security, in one way or another.
>It doesn't always work, either. Not everything will run as a user, or
>let the user run it as an admin. For example, I thought I'd have a look
>at the BBC's / Patrick Moore's "Sky at Night" . There's no way that
>I can make use of the view on-line feature. It wants to install some
>Real Media software, and I can't. It fails, because the run-as an admin
>doesn't work, and you can't actually log in as an admin (well you
>probably can, but I can't find a way to do it). And why did I try this
>in Vista? Because I couldn't get it to work in Linux. The on-line
>thing was a no-goer. I used mplayer to stream-dump, but that gives me
FWIW Tim, it is all working for me right now. Numerous clicks to actually get
to the mplayer, and the video's aspect ratio is squeezed somewhat, but its
>[tim at bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
>22.214.171.124-10.fc7 i686 i386
>Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5. Today, it's FC7.
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