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Old 04-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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how to create a guest account


hello,

I am thinking of creating a guest account for peole at home to test my linux machine.

Is creating a user called guest is enough or did I need to do other things to the guest account. Thanks for any replies.
 
Old 04-26-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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I'd read up on hardening ....


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Old 04-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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My advice would be to set up a chroot for the guest account so it has no access to anything on your "real" filesystem.
 
Old 04-26-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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You might want to look at kiosk mode. This link will give you an idea of what that is: http://ze.phyr.us/kiosk-mode-in-linux
 
Old 04-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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You might want to look at kiosk mode. This link will give you an idea of what that is: http://ze.phyr.us/kiosk-mode-in-linux
We don't know whether he will have visitors, and he wants them to do.

Could be kids playing frozen bubble for all we know

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Old 04-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.

I decided to create user accounts for each family member instead of a guest account. I doubt they'll use it since they are windows users.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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We don't know whether he will have visitors, and he wants them to do.
I agree. That's why I just threw it out there as something to be looked at. Was I in error?
 
  


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