[Wine] Explain to me how I do not need root?
martin at gregorie.org
Fri Nov 20 17:46:13 CST 2009
On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 17:20 -0600, Skaught wrote:
> You missed the point. I did not really care what all that stuff meant.
Don't ask if you don't want to know.
> My point is that as an end user of the software am I expected to have
> an in depth knowledge of all of that to run a small program?
You certainly should understand the security implications of what you're
trying to do before attempting it. As an ISP employee you shouldn't need
me to point that out.
> I know a great many things Internet and computer but there is far more
> to know than I could ever know in my lifetime.
In that case, think through the firewalling capabilities available to
you and make your decision based on the protection against incoming
connections and ICMP packets that they offer.
> Honestly if I could find a native linux app like ping plotter I would
> be happier, but I have tried several and none do what I need.
You or a colleague could always write one fairly quickly: the source
code for ping, traceroute and whatis is all freely available or you can
call the utilities from a script, capture and store their output. Only
you know if the graphical abilities of ping logger are needed. There are
plenty of analysis tools and databases available for Linux and, if you
need graphical output, there's always gnuplot.
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