> WC> But surely we should still have some sort of anti-vandal/virus
> WC> app aswell? I know - or so I have read - that there has never
> WC> been a viral attack on a linux box in the "real" world to
> WC> date, but you never know.
>> It is extremely difficult to wrtie a successful virus for most
> variants of Unix. Even a desktop Linux box that was installed using
> the "Next, Next, Next, Reboot" methodology will at least prevent
> random users from overwriting system files; of course, root is
> all-powerful, but you don't run random files as root, do you? By
> contrast, even NT servers can be set up with a FAT C drive, which
> allows *anyone* over-write *any* file. (It's no use saying "format C
> as NTFS"; many Microsoft configurations *require* a FAT C drive.)
> Please don't quote Simson Garfinkel in relation to this; he has no
> clue about viruses when it comes to *nix boxes.
It all depends on the task of the unix box in question.
You argument is as useful as a sperm lubricated condom.
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