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Re: /home as noexec and X

On Wed, Dec 09, 1998 at 12:34:24PM -0800, Ben Gertzfield wrote:

> >>>>> "Matus" == Matus fantomas Uhlar <uhlar@fantomas.sk> writes:
>     Matus> I just don't want any user to download any executable and
>     Matus> use it.  maybe i'm paranoid about security but this sounds
>     Matus> like good idea to me; maybe linux kernel could be patched
>     Matus> to allow executing of scripts (starting with #!) on
>     Matus> partition mounted as "noexec"
> This would pretty much make the point of noexec invalid.. :)

Not at all.  Any script could have been run by typing

		<part after the #!> scriptname
anyway, even on a noexec filesystem.  Noexec for binaries makes sense,
noexec for scripts is just inconvenient.

That said, I think it should be a separate mount option.  noscripts or

Have fun,


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