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Old 05-18-2003, 04:46 AM   #1
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Firestarter


I've installed Firestarter, but it only boots up on startup when i'm root, and not when i'm a normal user.

Is there any way to change that? If not then it's pointless.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 05:16 AM   #2
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why is that pointless? the ability for a normal non-root user to be able to change the configuration of a firewall is an absurd idea. you can use sudo or such like to allow a certain user to become root to run the command. i hope you can see why it is such a bad idea though.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 05:39 AM   #3
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I know that.

But it should at least be there protecting you, and if you want to change anything then you have to enter the root password.

Having to become root to start up there firewall isn't 100% safe and it's not practical either.

I'm guessing there'll be a way round it anyway.

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you can use sudo or such like to allow a certain user to become root to run the command.
What do you mean?
 
Old 05-18-2003, 08:09 AM   #4
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"man sudo"

it can set up a small database which allows certain users to run certain commands....

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Having to become root to start up there firewall isn't 100% safe and it's not practical either.
utterly utterly untrue, try telling that to someone incharge of a 1000 node lan... it may seem like a chore to you, but these things happen for very very very good reasons...
 
Old 05-18-2003, 10:37 AM   #5
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Why don't you just leave a passwordless root account?
Wouldn't it be perfect just to not have to enter a password?

Well do so, create a dyndns hostname and be sure that it's updated when you reconnect. post your dyndns hostname everywhere claiming that everybody is lame ... and just watch your box being cracked in seconds.
 
  


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