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Re: Single User Security

Postby ruffwoof » 2019-01-22 23:19

Bulkley wrote:
I believe apps, and not users should be sandboxed on a single user system.

Have you tried appimages? They are self-contained and run quite nicely in user-space.

If they share the same X server ... then security is as good as non existent.
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Re: Single User Security

Postby llivv » 2019-01-23 15:32

millpond wrote:I do like that in Buster the /usr and /lib trees have been simplified. Perhaps that can be expanded to allow for more interaction with other platforms.

Can you easily elaborate on your reasons why you like the USR MERGE concept?
I say easily here because there are a lot of other posts with clues I have not fully digested yet....
I see below you mentioned download directory off / , with links used for your orgainzational
apporch, thus making scripts easier to reuse, etc ....
millpond wrote:For example I prefer my download directory to be off / and have evertthing dumped into that. Where I cannot change the dir location to it, I symlink it. This allows me to wite scripts using that directory to be much simpler. And run across multiple machines and architectures. (Same script for all).

There are others, such as a personalized CPAN directory that I use to access from all accounts.

I do not keep personal info or pictures in anything resembling a typical home/media directory fo example. An encryptor booger would have a hard time even finding that type of stuff.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=139896&start=45#p690057
sounds similar to how stow works on /usr/local currently.....

To me usrmerge is another step in the wrong direction as user....
in the direction of a unified directory sturcture, like C in win....
I've noticed the new files flying into /bin and the new multi /lib* /lib*arch directories showing
up on a non usrmerge sid.
The symlinks for /bin and /lib are way more than what anyone is telling they are.... ?????
And once impletemented a user will no longer be able to see
any difference between system and user.
And And will have to rely on mostly archaic hints buried and/or banned on the webs...
...to quote a phrase I used to use often when I first joined this forum
and doing my best to unlearn win bad habits "why am I so confused"?

@ xepan : just chat and not sure if this would make this better or worse...
I didn't get what P2p and FF meant when I first read the post either... To me they looked vaguly farmilar so I just skipped over them believing I would eventually put the puzzle that millpond presents here together later.. They looked like old slang used in these forums that has long been forgotten by most including me... I believe they mean Peer 2 peer and firefox ..... millpond please correct me if needed.....
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Re: Single User Security

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-23 15:58

Sorry to interrupt but...
llivv wrote:Can you easily elaborate on your reasons why you like the USR MERGE concept?

https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwa ... eUsrMerge/

I started out with Arch before moving to Debian and I've always preferred that approach, having stuff in /sbin (or whatever) just seems silly to me.
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Re: Single User Security

Postby llivv » 2019-01-23 17:44

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Sorry to interrupt but...
Yeah yeah
I already know why you like it
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Re: Single User Security

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-23 18:03

Ah good, that's a relief :mrgreen:
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Re: Single User Security

Postby llivv » 2019-01-23 18:15

I could tell you were really sorry :lol: dirty boy
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