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Re: [vox-tech] Public Access Terminal
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Re: [vox-tech] Public Access Terminal



On Thursday 27 March 2003 03:10 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 02:57:34PM -0800, Darrick Servis wrote:
> <snip>
>
> > On quit I thought it best to strip the history, cookies and cache and put
> > a sign on the terminal to let people know they can do that when they're
> > done to protect their privacy.
>
> Will you be able to keep people from browsing the HD, or saving files to
> it?

Well that's what I'm working toward among other things.  I also want a good 
user experience.  I've been running opera on a slackware machine at DCTV and 
haven't had any problems.  Expect no one but me knows how to turn it on and 
off.  But that's not to say it couldn't have been more secure.  I mainly 
dealt with trying to make it run lean enough as it was a really slow machine.  

Underneath everything I have four partitions:

/dev/hda1      /            ext2    defaults,ro 1 1
/dev/hda7      /home     ext2    defaults,nodev,noexec,nosuid 1 2
/dev/hda6      /tmp        ext2    defaults,nodev,noexec,nosuid 1 2
/dev/hda5      /var        ext2    defaults,nodev,noexec,nosuid 1 2

The longest most archaic root password I can come up with.
The box stripped of all binaries expect what is needed.  no xterm, rxvt, etc.
Most likely the X wrapper will delete everything from /home and /tmp and 
repopulate from a template.  I may remove syslogd and make /var read-only if 
I get really paranoid.

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