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Re: lynx-dev Security and Lynx

From: Nelson Henry Eric
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Security and Lynx
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 09:45:52 +0900 (JST)

>      What are the security risks of installing Lynx 2.8 on a private

Try one of the public-access Lynxes, and decide for yourself.  You may
try telnet://, login:lynx, but be aware that
this is on a slow link and is set up for displays which can handle sjis.

>      Are there ways to prevent people from hacking into the system on
>      Lynx 2.8?

Don't give "people" a shell in the first place, i.e., make it a "captive"
account.  Carefully read and understand the section in userdefs.h for
setting up anonymous accounts before compiling Lynx.


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