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#46 Mike_Walsh

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 05:12 PM

Puppy's Philosophy: FEAR NOT ROOT!

 

Yes!!!!

 

(Which leads to another worthwhile blog post, by IgnorantGuru:-)

 

https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/fear-not-root/

 

The Puppy community are not the only ones who question the obsession that the Linux community in general seems to have with this issue. Some of them are, in fact, long-term Linux users, who believe that the entire mind-set has been fostered by the Linux developer community...in particular the major distribution releasers, like RedHat, OpenSuse, Canonical (to name but a few).

 

The issue is really down to the individual. What do you, personally, believe to be the case? Do you form your own views on this matter.....or do you accept, wholesale, the mutterings of other people, and blindly accept what you're spoon-fed?

 

(*shrug*)

 

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:52 PM

Linux is just a kernel. Puppy is based on the Linux kernel but isn't multi-user and strives to have everything as a gui. Nothing like the Unix philosophy. As such the Unix security model is irrelevant, as are the protections. That blog article again is way off. Consider for instance a simple case of making a file executable only for others, no read nor write. Without privilege separation even such a trivial option is impossible. Using a simple table with comparable permissions being apparent for both root and user as in that blog (and in Fatdogs FAQ) is contrived ... as most of those user permissions can be turned off if so desired/needed under a privilege separated system.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

 

Puppy's Philosophy: FEAR NOT ROOT!

 

Yes!!!!

 

(Which leads to another worthwhile blog post, by IgnorantGuru:-)

 

https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/fear-not-root/

 

The Puppy community are not the only ones who question the obsession that the Linux community in general seems to have with this issue. Some of them are, in fact, long-term Linux users, who believe that the entire mind-set has been fostered by the Linux developer community...in particular the major distribution releasers, like RedHat, OpenSuse, Canonical (to name but a few).

 

The issue is really down to the individual. What do you, personally, believe to be the case? Do you form your own views on this matter.....or do you accept, wholesale, the mutterings of other people, and blindly accept what you're spoon-fed?

 

(*shrug*)

 

 

Mike.  :wink:

 

I'm a Puppy user and I've never been compromised using it.

 

OH and by the way I think for myself and make my own decisions.

 

And security is totally up to the user who is the weakest point imo.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:27 AM

""And security is totally up to the user who is the weakest point imo.""...@  The-Toolman

 

 

 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:59 AM

I'm a Puppy user and I've never been compromised using it.

 

OH and by the way I think for myself and make my own decisions.

 

And security is totally up to the user who is the weakest point imo.

 

 

All types. Some live in areas where they go out and leave windows/doors open/unlocked and encounter no problems. Others who have been burgled or had their identity stolen find that to be life changing. Identity theft in particular can be extremely devastating, in and out of court for a decade or more, repeatedly attempting to waiver claims made against them for something they never did.

 

Yes security is a process not a product.


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