[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] A security vs. functionality question

Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 20:44:34 EDT 2009

Share with: My Neighborhood is too broad to allow full access. But
Share with: John should be enough to assume that you trust John. Or
instead have a separate option Share with: John (full acces).

A chroot because afaik rainbow doesn't really work outside the XO
distro My impression may be wrong, though.

I had assumed everyone has root access, it is such a basic need for a
machine you own.

2009/8/7 Benjamin M. Schwartz <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu>:
> Lucian Branescu wrote:
>> Could you let the invited user in a chroot by default and only allow
>> full access if the inviting user explicitly allows it?
> 1. What sort of interface do you have in mind?  What is more explicit than
> "Share with: My Neighborhood"?
> 2. Why a chroot, and not Rainbow?
> 3. How do we create a chroot without requiring root privileges?  (It seems
> many Sugar users, such as those in Uruguay or on LTSP, will not have root.)
> --Ben

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