Dan Rue wrote: > A live CD is a good suggestion. > > I have to disagree with the idea behind this whole thing, though. I > mean, if this guy's really your friend, I don't see what you're so > worried about. It's really pretty tough to 'accidently' break things as > a user on a system, as long as the system is moderately well > administered. > > If you're concerned about him using a bad password, give him a > sufficient warning and run john the ripper against your password file > for a couple of days. > > Also, don't allow any clear-text protocols such as samba, ftp, telnet, > etc etc. > > Dang, man, I had a friend that ran an /open/ shell server in high > school. He had over 100,000 users, and didn't get hacked (well, he did > at first, but that's when he was running linux :) ). > > How's he supposed to learn anything if all you give him is a jail with > ls cp mv sh and vi? sheesh. That'll turn him off unix pretty quick.
Thanks for your feedback. I guess I'll just let him in and try not to worry. Well, the trouble is that I am the one administering the box and that it was this summer when I started reading heaps of unix/bsd documentation - for the first time in my life. I'm still paranoid about my own actions, not to mention smb's else. I'll give him cygwin/livecd as well, though. Thanks again! Regards, Andrew P. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"