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Master/Slave on laptop- What does it mean?

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#1 Virus_Killer


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:54 PM


Allow me to introduce myself- My name is Daniel, and I'm a part of a special project in Israel Schools called "Katom".

In short, every member of this project gets a chance to learn with a mobile computer in scool (Yay!).

After getting the computer, my computers teacher told me our (the pupils) computers are slaves, and his computers is a master.

Than, he said he has the ability to search in our computers for internet history, what kind of programs we install etc.

My questions are:

- What does Master/Slave really mean? Is a master computer can really enter a slave?

And if yes, how can I know he was in my computer? I read a guide about "tracing a hacker" hear in Bleeping Computers, but I din't found him/his IP.

- Is there a way to make a slave into master, or to make my system safe from him to enter it?

If you know the answer, please, don't be lazy and help me :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:24 PM

Your teacher's lecture is a bit flawed. In my opinion I would not refer to a group of computers as slaves. However if it is technically and logically sound, I still would not use that terminology. I would prefer to use the terminology client/server or user/administrator.


However these are the most common uses:
- In a client-server relation, the client is the master, and the server is the slave.
- In database replication, the master database is regarded as the authoritative source, and the slave databases are synchronized to it.
- Peripherals connected to a bus in a computer system.

In true technology standings a computer that can access and control other computers would be the "administrator" while the student's computers will be the "clients" or "users"

The computer belongs to the school, then there is no way to stop him from accessing it and this website condones any act that is made to bypass any system security. Please do not ask questions about bypassing ANY type of security.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

No, maybe I didn't explain myself well enough. My parents bought it, as well as every other parents. So, it's really my computer.

The project is meant to give us an option to take the laptop to school, to learn with it. I only want to know is there an option to make my computer more

private. Oh, and I want to add something else. You wrote that Administrator can control a client. I had a user in the computer called Admin, and it was

protected by a password. I maneged to enter it, even thought I don't know what was this account use. As I already wrote, I got the computer from school.

So, any idea of how to block the teacher, Or deleting the Admin account already did it?

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 01:03 PM

What you have described sounds like Remote Assistance. You can disable this, but your instructor will realize this.

It sounds like the reason that you wish to disable this is because you wish to do these things that your instructor has asked you not to do, for that reason I will not help you with instructions to disable this. I would suggest that if you have voluntarily signed up for this course that you discuss your privacy issue with your instructor.

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