I want full permissions for all computers in my house, without having to get up and go to the other room and change permissions for the file, folder, drive, directory, computer, etc., then go back to the other room again.
I just created a partition, as THIS user, THIS machine, rebooted, and cannot create a folder on the partition I just created. UGH. No more of this stuff... I guess at the very least, I'll still have to log onto each machine for this?
I recently got a new external drive and backed all my files up on the new external: movies, music, docs, etc. Now all my files have permission rights to the root only. I was able to change this by open up nautilis from a terminal in root and change the permission on the whole drive to my current user so I can access the files, copy & delete the files. I wanted to change some music file information in Kynamo this morning and was not able to since all the individual files still belong to the root. How can I change this permission issue without having to change each individual file?
I'm using an older redhat system (2.6.9-22.ELsmp) here which is running an older mysql (server version: 4.1.12). I don't think that's the source of the problems. I believe that have understood things rightly when I say that the mysql root user is unrelated to the linux root user ... in my case I believe the root user to be the unix user mysql. So when I connect to the server (local host from a local terminal) I use: Code: -bash-3.00$ mysql -u mysql -p and enter a blank password
This gets me on, however I seem unable to do anything like create database or alter privilege. I wonder if its related to my finding no database called mysql? -bash-3.00$ mysql -u mysql -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or g. Your MySQL connection id is 11 to server version: 4.1.12
Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the buffer. mysql> show databases; +----------+ | Database | +----------+ | test | +----------+ 1 row in set (0.00 sec) Although I understand that show databases will not show things I have no priv to see. Does this mean my settings for the users are all screwed? How do I rectify this situation? Some other (perhaps) useful information.
Code: [root ~]# cat /etc/my.cnf [mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock # Default to using old password format for compatibility with mysql 3.x # clients (those using the mysqlclient10 compatibility package). old_passwords=1 [mysql.server] user=mysql basedir=/var/lib [mysqld_safe] err-log=/var/log/mysqld.log pid-file=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
So my BASEDIR seems to be nothing like is suggested in the documentation at [URL].
Inspite of having 755 permissions on the chown command, it seems the command can be executed by the root only. I was under the impression that the 'x' permission for 'others' can give executable rights to the normal user too, which does not seem to be the case here. Just curious to know, if not the file perms itself, what controls the execution of the command?
I have recently secured a server by preventing root from logging in via SSH. Now I log in with a non-root account and use 'su' when necessary.However, now I can't do something I used to do, which is open 'sftp://user@ipaddress' in nautilus and be able to edit files as root. Is there anyway to get nautilus to give me root permissions on the server? Or at least end up with root permissions in a GUI text editor on my computer? I don't mind if I have to use bash to start the process, once I can get a GUI for editing files.
Note 1: Yes, I realize I could ssh in and use nano/vi etc, but I'd rather use my graphical text editor. Note 2: The server does not run X, so I can't just forward it.
Being new to Linux, i've just about got used to the Debian setup procedure now, but had a quick question on the default ownership of files and folders. On my default Debian installation, almost all the folders and files are owned by root:root. Is this the correct advised configuration or should the folders and files be owned by a user without root permissions - eg user:user?
I want to have an account (beta user), on which:I can use the Internet and other programs without administrative rights without the right to install programs with a kind of sandbox for everything that is connected to the Internet, which means: everything that is associated with the web browser's processes and files that I save to hard disk I want to be separated from the rest of the system, so that whatever can catch up on this account will be locked in it, for example any (if at all) possible malicious scripts from Internet or whatever may be dangerous now or invented in the future. Sometimes, for example, I save the web page to disk with all it content.
And in case someone cracked into this account I want make it in that way that he could not do any tricks to read or change passwords, or make any other changes to the system. The best would be if a password for that user might serve only to log in without having any other powers, and I would give that user an automatic login. For now I created a beta user without administrative rights. I understand that the limiting rights of the user are associated with limiting rights to their home directory. There are also groups, and a user may be included or excluded. I excluded that user from admin group but I don't know what else I can limit and how. When I give chmod 0644 for /home of this user he cannot run Firefox. When I give him 0740 he can run applications, so I assume the x attribute must be preserved.
This is a user without sudo rights, so when I type sudo apt-get update a message shows up correctly that this user doesn't belong to the sudoers group. But still it's not what I wanted. When the user runs Gufw and wants to change the settings to disable the firewall, a message shows up asking to type in a password of alpha user = primary user, which is that belonging to the sudoers group, the first / main user that I created during system installation. I wish that there was only the message that the beta user has no power to change anything, which means even completely remove the possibility of asking for sudo.
In addition, I wish that this beta couldn't be able to change the permissions to its home directory, or go to see what is above. Because so far beta can change the file permissions for its /home, even without a sudo password. How can I do it? Do I need to create a kind of chroot jail for this user? I would like any changes to that user account could be made only after the user log off from beta account, and log in on alfa account and that beta could run only programs that ware installed by alpha. And that beta could read and write, but alfa could also read and write or remove, alter files on beta account. Basically, alfa account should be superior to beta account. Can do that?
Picture the following:On computer A, local user John (and John alone) has rwx access to file1.txtComputer B also has a local user account named John. If file1.txt was to be copied from computer A to computer B, would the user account John on computer B be able to access it?I guess this wouldn't work using two windows computers due to the User name / GUID relationship. Maybe linux has something similar?
Need help maintaining permissions across multiple directories. Have Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. O/S installed, updated and running with no problems.Why is it that my administrator user id doesn't seem to have root permissions to create directories? I am trying to setup hosting 3 separate websites and therefore create 3 separate directories to manage all associated files for the 3 websites. Also, I am attempting to read through the tutorials located at:URL...
look at this : Uploaded with ImageShack.us how can set permissions in linux like this? I want one user can delete files but can't modify them and ... in linux i have 3 group to assign read write and execute them. is ntfs flexible than linux file system?
Senario is we have a system where root has authorised keys set up so that it can do a passwordless ssh to $WORKSTATION. I then need to run a script on $WORKSTATION as user "bob" and NOT as user "root". I do not want to set up user "bob" to be allowed passwordless ssh so any ideas how I can do this?I have tried variations of (as user "root"):ssh $WORKSTATION "su - bob; ./my_script"
Stumped on this one. I'm trying to set up limited sudo authority on a desktop with some sensitive user data, and as an extra precaution I wanted to configure sudo to use a password other than the user's or the root's. I'm not sure how to do this. From the manual, we have a few options, such as "runaspw" or "targetpw", but none seem quite what I'm looking for.For instance, "runaspw" could be used if I created a user for nothing other than sudo(ing) purposes, but it requires you set "runas_default", which means that said user would have to have authority to execute said commands in the first place. This is workable, but seems like a lot of extra configuration for each specific command that I want to run, as well as creating some issues with simply commands such as "shutdown" or "reboot". Also, "targetpw" can be used in conjunction with a sudo(ing)-only user if I set an alias, but, again, this isn't quite what I am looking for.
Ultimately, what I am really concerned about in this situation are keystroke loggers, so I would prefer to avoid repeated entering the user or root password when performing administrative tasks. Also, I would prefer not having to create a sudo(ing)-only user as mentioned above to prevent a comprimised password resulting in an attacker being able to log into my system.
Any Linux machine (except PCLOS) that I log into as root user seems to not start networking. I haven't tried sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart , to see if it does start, because anytime I DO this, it's for 'local' work. How about default root user configuration settings???
i want to know the risk with auto mounting flash drive as a root user,if for example there is a Usb Flash drive inserted into the system and we login into root unknowingly, and this flash drive contains an autorun script which calls a new script that can place viruses in your system, since you are in the root it will not even prompt for password and if the script is fast enough you will not even see it executing.
I get the problem to acess root password when i am in user login, means wahen i am in user login and want to install software from terminal then he asked root password, when i supplied root password but he give me login incorrect.
My understanding is SELinux adds type enforcement to standard Linux. This means that both the standard Linux and enhanced SELinux access controls must be satisfied to access an object. Which means that thing that is prevented to do in the normal standard Linux will be also prevented in the SELinux System? Does SELinux make it possible to run a non-root software to bind to a port < 1024? something that standard Linux won't allow? If not, what other suggestions do you have for allowing a program to run as non-root but able to bind to privileged ports? I know all about using the port re-direction such as ipchains, iptables.
I'm using Gnome and I'd like to still have the ability to reboot/shutdown from one particular account as well as root. How would I modify the chmod command to add this ability?Also, I have a few users who just will hold the power button in to shutdown the machine. How can I keep them from doing this?// Pruned from the vintage 2007 Prevent a non-root user from shutting down, rebooting or suspend the system thread. Please create new threads instead of resurrecting ancient ones.