On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 08:52:44AM -0500, Nathan Vidican wrote: > > > > > How dangerous a Standard User could be to a FreeBSD box?
> > > > Depending on local setup, this could range from 'not at all' to > > > > 'extremely'. Do you have a *specific* setup in mind? > > > Standard user with the root password, a bag of explosives, a .45 magnum, > > > and a chip on his shoulder, say? > > Yeah, and even a user with no account or password, a screwdriver, and > > a Mountain Dew. > Gotcha all beat, screw the 'standard user' issue... I had a client call > me once cause the office cat peed onto/into the server; no technical > expertise required whatsoever, no password, no re-wiring of network, > heck no opposable digits even or anything else for that matter, yet it > still managed to kill the server ;) Ah yes, the infamous cat(1) ppp(8) exploit. Much harder to clean up than cat(1) dump(8), too. Fortunately, the worst problem I've had with mine is occassional race conditions with mouse(4). Jim _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"