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Re: Running GParted and Synaptic without entering password




On Tue 15 May 2018 at 06:20:17 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 05/14/2018 07:40 PM, David Wright wrote:
> >On Mon 14 May 2018 at 08:01:05 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> >
> >>Only 1 of the four machines within arm's reach are physically
> >>capable of connecting to the internet. Is there a way to block
> >>internet access for members of one group - similar to how "dialout"
> >>might have been used when connectivity was a 56k modem?
> >
> >AFAIK group dialout gives you access to the serial ports with their
> >modems, and dip gives you access to ppp's configuration files. These
> >enable you to configure and instigate connections,
> 
> Was there a companion tool do a forced disconnect?

The same group could stop links as well as start them. But the easy
way with a modem is for ANOther to just switch it off.

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> >OTOH it's easy to voluntarily block some browsers from being able
> >to make non-local connections, eg:   lynx -localhost
> 
> I've not seen anything useful in that vein with SeaMonkey.
> It defaults to giving web access with an option to later view only
> local files.

You could look for ideas in pages like
https://www.ghacks.net/2012/02/15/how-to-turn-chrome-or-firefox-into-a-single-site-browser/
where your site would be localhost.

Cheers,
David.