[Novalug] [CALUG] My EeePC 1000 Review
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Wed Aug 13 10:31:21 EDT 2008
Yes, there should be some way to disable the services via the command
terminal, and that is what I plan on doing.
The catch is there is no terminal application in the listed apps in
the default install. To get a terminal you must press CTRL-ALT-T. I
had mentioned it as an issue in the review because of the default on
status, the lack of gui controls for it, the lack of the firewall
restricting it, and the fact a Linux newbie or casual user would
likely not know how to deal with it (or that it might be an issue at
But, for someone with some Linux understanding and the knowledge of
how to get to a terminal window (or google for the answer to the
trick) there should be some way to disable those services.
On Aug 13, 2008, at 10:24 AM, Megan Larko wrote:
> David A.Cafaro wrote:
> Hello All!
> Thank you for your review David. I am considering one of these
> units myself. Thank you to Rajiv for the comments/discussion.
> On the security issue/question, I am not familiar with Xandros but
> I had thought that David implied a shell prompt/terminal window
> available on the EeePC 1000 (I would never have a box, including
> Windows, without one). If there is a shell prompt wouldn't it be
> possible to just secure the box by turning off the services via a
> utility such as chkconfig (RH type) or just removing the entry from /
> etc/rc.d/rcX.d (choose appropriate path for RH, Deb, SuSE variants)?
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