Unified autostart scripts directory
David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Wed Jul 6 15:29:49 EEST 2005
ghee teo wrote:
> Do you really want to support autorun feature? It is such a
> security nightmare.
> Though it may seems nice, but the script could make to do anything,
> including wiping out your harddisk, install a trojan horse even before
> you realise it.
> CDE on Solarirs used to support it and we had to take it out for this
> simple reason.
Unix still has profile files, though, which can be use
to play similar tricks: a colleague once dropped "logout"
into a csh .login file (:-))
Unless you actually mean **root** autorun: the only
program I know that has that is Samba, and it protects
the commands (root preexec and postexec) against
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