Subject: Re: forbidding rm -rf /
To: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Harry Waddell <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/2004 18:18:49
On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 23:41:43 GMT
firstname.lastname@example.org (Christos Zoulas) wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>,
> Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Solaris 10 doesn't allow "rm -rf /" -- should we do the same?
> What next? Forbidding 'cd / && rm -rf *'?
Absolutely. We should definately child-proof our OS.
Newfs will need to be encased in Nerf. Also, we'll get rid of the pesky
-exec option for find and the pernicious -y option for fsck.
We would'nt be giving up any freedom as administrators, just gaining
limits on our freedom - a new feature we could call "freedom plus". :-)
Caravan Electronic Publishing