[Gllug] Secure Internet Access Linux Box

Jonathan Dye jonathan.dye at automationpartnership.com
Fri Apr 5 14:54:05 UTC 2002

At 16:24 05/04/02 +0100, you wrote:
>On Thursday 04 April 2002 10:10, you wrote:
>> I've been asked by the head of IT here to look into setting up a
>> secure Linux box for use in one of our staff rooms. 
>> The brief is to install Linux, boot into a graphical environment with
>> a browser and not let the anonymous user do anything except surf the
>> internet (and to tidy up all traces of their activity from the local
>> machine on a regular basis).


>Now if you want to be really restrective. You don't have to launch a 
>windowmanager you can just launch a single X app. The classic is just 
>to just run an xterm if things have gone v.bad on startup. This works 
>fine for single window apps. However I don't know how a browser 
>launching other windows would cope. 

You could use Opera as your web browser as that has all it's windows as
children of a single parent.

>Hope this is not barking up the wrong tree.

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