RE: can Hopster traffic be blocked?

From: Alan Hicks (
Date: 08/08/04

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    On Aug 8, 2004, at 6:00 AM,
    > If you have a policy in the company that the users should not be able
    > to
    > install unauthorized software on their machine why not just not allow
    > admin access on the individual workstation. This should alleviate the
    > problem whether or not the workstations in your company are linux or
    > windows.

    It may work in practice against and clueless user, but against anyone
    with a modicum of Clue this simply won't work for the vast majority of
    software. Unless the software requires admin privileges to run, it can
    still be installed into a directory the user has write access to by the
    user. That user can then run that program and as long as it doesn't
    require admin privileges it should function the same. Obviously if the
    program has to run as root or has to write to the windows registry it
    won't work, but most open source software isn't restricted in either of
    these ways.

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