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Re: [Debian on the Grid]

On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 03:31:26PM +1000, Paul Andreassen wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-03-07 at 15:17, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > You'll need some access controls of some kind to the grid unless
> > you're willing to let anyone run things on your box as root.
> Why would the application need root access?  Installing the packages
> would still require apt-get at a later stage.
> The program could do its thing in the background provided it doesn't
> take up resources that the user wants.

Because you are trusting the other people on the grid to provide
programs that WILL be run as root.

This could be a very bad idea if one of them decides that they wish to
provide a slightly altered version of sshd, for example.

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<cas> well there ya go.  say something stupid in irc and have it
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