[CentOS] prevent users from fiddling with network?

Thu Sep 21 22:14:25 UTC 2017
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Thu, September 21, 2017 1:41 pm, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
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>>  Namely, as with power
>> I agree that local user (especially armed with screwdriver) can do a lot.
> Network cable Valeri, not power...

If it were not for creative editing/clipping I would show that I meant
power cord as equivalent for shutdown, leaving network cable equivalent to
turning off interface out of discussion (or implied as such). Being a
moron I am I'm not against everybody having some loughs at my expense
whenever possible... I still would prefer not this sidetracked discussion
(I know I have myself to blame for that), but some push towards disabling
local user's abilities to fiddle with network settings short of
uninstalling networkmanager GUI and friends. I got one general pointer
already (thanks, James!). Didn't do careful reading on that yet, so any
straight guidance is still welcome!


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247