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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Single user linux

Once you wrote about "Re: [PATCH] Single user linux":
> first, i think i owe you guys apology for didn't make myself
> clear, which is going harder if you irritated.
> even my subject went wrong, as the patch isn't really about
> single user (which confuse some people).
> for those who didn't read that patch, i #define capable(),
> suser(), and fsuser() to 1. the implication is all users
> will have root capabilities.
> then i tried to bring up the single user thing to hear
> opinions (not flames). and by that, i actually didn't mean
> to have users share the same uid/gid 0. i know somebody
> will need to differentiate user.
> so when everybody suggested playing with login, getty, etc.
> i know you have got the wrong idea. if i wanted to play
> on user space, i'd rather use capset() to set all users
> capability to "all cap". that's the perfect equivalent.
> so the user space solution (capset()) works, but then came
> the idea to optimize away. that's what blow everybody up.
> don't get me wrong, i always agree with rik farrow when he
> wrote in ;login: that we should build software with security
> in mind.
> but i also hate bloat. lets not go to arm devices, how about
> a notebook. it's a personal thing, naturally to people who
> doesn't know about computer, personal doesn't go with multi
> user. by that i mean user with different capabilities, not
> different persons.
> i haven't catch up with all my mails, but my response to
> some:
> - linux is stable not only because security.
> - linux was designed for multi-user, dos f.eks. is designed
> for personal use, so does epoc, palmos, mac, etc.
> - i even use plan9 with kfs restrictions disabled sometimes,
> cause i don't have cpu server, auth server, etc.
> - with that patch, people will still have authentication.
> so ssh for example, will still prevent illegal access, if
> you had an exploit you're screwed up anyway.
> sure httpd will give permission to everybody to browse
> a computer, but i don't think a notebook need to run it.
> so i guess i deserve opinions instead of flames. the
> approach is from personal use, not the usual server use.
> if you think a server setup is best for all use just say so,
> i'm listening.

Then, is there any advantage over booting linux with "single" option?
LILO: linux single

Best regards,
Leonid Mamtchenkov
System Administrator

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