Fwd: Re: why desktop apps are able to kill my freebsd box?

Timo timo.bsdmail at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 00:42:57 UTC 2011


In other words,

I don's think,

It's about software at all

In my opinion


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: why desktop apps are able to kill my freebsd box?
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 02:29:11 +0200
From: Timo <timo.bsdmail at gmail.com>
Reply-To: timo.bsdmail at gmail.com
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org

Who decided to run any privileged application, in terms of doing what
you didn't want it to? Did you at all try to implement anything you were
not sure of? Or what did you ask again?

What do you want to employ in the first place, and what security risks
are negotiable? (firefox/freezings? try to reseat every piece of
hardware until no freeze is found, including cpu, then complain about
software)

On 2011-07-01 11:00, Michael wrote:
> Why a faulty desktop application run as unprivileged user is able to
> crash my system?
>
> I mean, I know programs have bugs and sometimes they lead to crashes.
> I'm fine with that. But why a crashing program (for example firefox or
> banshee) is able to kill the whole system?
>
> And by 'crash' or 'kill' i mean that for whatever reason the system is
> frozen and doesn't reply to anything but a hard reset.
>
> It just doesn't make much sense so I'm assuming that I must be doing
> something wrong. Where and what kind of restrictions should I set up to
> make sure that a buggy unprivileged program cannot freeze my box?
>
> Thank you in advance. Michael.
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