Honsinger at einstein.wsd.wednet.edu
Wed Feb 9 11:10:51 PST 2000
I didn't know this - I think it is plausible that you are right, it doesn't
seem to work well otherwise. However, I haven't found anything that
specifically says this on the VMware web site.
I have been made to understand that you don't want to run programs as root
in Linux if at all possible. What would running VMware do security wise? I
would like to keep this machine as secure as possible. I already have daily
attempts to hack it.... Of course I've blocked the attacks and they haven't
been successful, but security is definetly an issue here. It'd be great if
someone would give their opinion/known facts on this.
----- Original Message -----
From: "R. David Whitlock" <ryandav at u.washington.edu>
To: "UW Linux Group" <linux at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: Access Permissions
> I seem to recall VMWare _required_ the use of the root account.
> Have you checked the web page to make sure its possible to run it without
> that ability? Am I not understanding what your intentions are?
> On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Cliff wrote:
> > Well, you could change the ownership for /dev/hda tho I've never done
> > that. If you give your user account full access to the drive, why
> > wouldn't it be better to just login as root. I'm just curious why you
> > didn't want to do that...
> > Cliff
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