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# 8  
Old 02-13-2008
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Originally Posted by dave123
Thankyou, you must be getting fed up with me by now, sorry to be a pain
im almost there the command you gave me worked it has ensured firefox can only be run as root, however it would be nice if it asked for root password when you try to use it non root,(at the moment it just says permission denied) like when you try to run a program from the adminstration menu, im probably asking to much here
but thankyou for all your help so far it really has helped alot so far.
I explained this in the first message. Set up sudo and allow the user to run the program with:

sudo firefox

If you really want him to have the root password, okay, but this is absolutely stupid:

su -c /usr/bin/firefox
# 9  
Old 02-13-2008
MySQL

Thats perfect just what i needed thankyou so much, i know you dont agree with it, but it allows different users to use the same account and only the ones with the password can use firefox, plus it opens up the door for other stuff for me that id like to do, you are a star
sorry to have been a pain id really appreciate what you have done thank you thankyou thankyouSmilie
# 10  
Old 02-13-2008
I think they nhave what your asking for is a new security feature

I'm fairly certain this is the new security feature of which you speak is being currently used at the yahoo log in. perhaps contact their security and development.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dave123
Hi all, i hope i got this in the right place, what i am trying to do is make a program only run by root, ie
for instance user fred is logged in and uses firefox, what id like to do is change that so that when fred wants to use firefox he will be asked to enter root password before he is allowed to use it, is this possible and if so how, if anyone can help could they make it simple as im not very good
at this, i would be most gratefull for any help please.
# 11  
Old 02-13-2008
Data Different users to use the same account

Different users to use the same account are you absolutely sure you want to do that I have an account just like that and people started posting things at random that the rest of us who opted in wanted nothing to do with i'd think that one through first if I were you. If you do happen to do this and somewhere down the line you suddenly decide it's spam you have no one to blame but yourself for allowing the format in the first place and secondly you could be held liable.
# 12  
Old 02-13-2008
Network What if the administarator comes to you and says you allowed an open format

What if the administarator comes to you and says I'm sorry but you allowed an open format and we would like to have a word with you regarding your resposibilities behavior.
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Originally Posted by JamieOlender
Different users to use the same account are you absolutely sure you want to do that I have an account just like that and people started posting things at random that the rest of us who opted in wanted nothing to do with i'd think that one through first if I were you. If you do happen to do this and somewhere down the line you suddenly decide it's spam you have no one to blame but yourself for allowing the format in the first place and secondly you could be held liable.
# 13  
Old 02-15-2008
I havent a clue what you are on about, are you some kind of hacker or something, anyway i dont want to know youtube etc.
# 14  
Old 03-11-2008
Tools To Dave123

No Dave I am not a hacker but I am exceptionally skilled with computers and the manipulation of program code and URL's considering I own/have and am associated with over a hundred and eighty websites and blogs as a matter of fact. Yahoo and Google has turned me into a Legend Dave and I didn't even have to die first. Just place the name jamieolender into any google search and you'll see what I mean. When the computer first went public I used to sit on the computer 12 hours a day seven days a week now I'm down to 1 to 6 hours of general maintenance.

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