Subject: Re: /var/cron -> /etc/cron
To: Mason Loring Bliss <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/02/1999 22:11:06
On Fri, Apr 02, 1999 at 11:46:18AM -0500, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 02, 1999 at 01:07:09PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > Two things that come to mind:
> > + read-only root filesystem, so users can't change their crontabs.
> Users already can't chsh or chfn or passwd with a read-only root, which
> seems somewhat worse to me. :)
you assume local passwords. with a shared readonly root, you'll use NIS or
something similar for remote passwords, most probably...