List Archive: gentoo-security
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On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 11:43:10AM -0800, Michael Reilly wrote:
> Depends on how you view security and where you want to put your security.
Indeed! It also depends on the type of installation you are thinking
about. On the sysadmins own workstation, having more powerful tools
available is a blessing. On a shared machine with untrustworthy users,
it is a curse. On a single-luser machine it depends: Locking the more
dangerous commands away helps to avoid mistakes, whereas adding
disturbances to the everyday use makes more (l)users do everything as
root, negating the whole purpose.
I am fairly new to Gentoo, and do not know what assumptions the security
policy is based on. Personally I would prefer a choice on how to set up
my systems, but I understand that too many choices invite too many users
to choose wrong... Perhaps some system of alternative security defaults
- assuming that someone can take the time to set them up?
Another day of complex questions and no simple answers...
Heikki Levanto LSD - Levanto Software Development <heikki@...>
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