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I plan on setting up Linux with some people that aren't that competent and have borderline tendencies to destroy things. I have half the belief that if I setup Debian ...
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- 07-31-2008 #1
idiot proofing users?
So, is there a way to idiot proof a user from destroying essential files to running their profile?
- 08-01-2008 #2
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Just do a full backup of their user directory post-initial setup. Then if they hose anything, wipe their directory & restore the backup.
- 08-01-2008 #3
Unfortunately a lot of configuration files need to have write access for them to work so you can't really make the read-only. However config files are hidden:out of site, out of mind.
As long as you don't give them root or sudo access you should be fine. I would second the idea of backing up their startup config from their home directories to restore later.