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Re: [SLE] Fundamental differences
  • From: rjohns@xxxxxxxxx (Rod C. Johnson)
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 13:17:23 +0300 (EEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10007111315160.6907-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



> Even if they do learn "rm -rf /" they will get a premission denied, unless
> you gave them your root password(which way would they need it??). If you
> have a strong security policy on your bios and within Linux, it would be a
> challenge for your kids to wreck the system (hint disable boot from floppy
> on password protect bios and only let root mount drives). Unless your kids
> take the machine apart and swap the hard drive into another machine (hint
> encrypted fs) they would be pressed to find a way to screw it up.

Just make sure that they dont know where the cmos battery is. Unplug the
batt and plug it back in .... bye bye password protection.


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