Security issues on a school
My name is Oscar and Im running a project on my school, investigating the possibilities of using Linux instead of Windows.
The major concern right now is the security - the techniicians is afraid that the students are going to try to hack the server, although Im pretty sure this won't happen since the students havent that kind of knowledge..
Anyways - my plan is to restrict normal users to only be able to run selected software already installed on the system - can you make sure that downloaded software cant be installed or executed? Im thinking of different hacking tools.
I do know a little about rights, and i reckon that you place students in a specific group with no executing rights (if its possibly)
If the users cant login as root - then it shouldn't be any problem - is it?
Please give me your thought's and ideas..
By the way - we are using slackware and we are using a windows 2000 server as file server via samba.