Subject: Re: forbidding rm -rf /
To: Harry Waddell <email@example.com>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/06/2004 20:35:56
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 10:48, Harry Waddell wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 23:41:43 GMT
> email@example.com (Christos Zoulas) wrote:
> > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >Solaris 10 doesn't allow "rm -rf /" -- should we do the same?
> > >
> > >http://blog.sun.com/roller/page/jbeck/20041001#rm_rf_protection
> > What next? Forbidding 'cd / && rm -rf *'?
> > christos
> 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". :-)
I like my freedom! Secure user-mode and leave root alone.