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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx configurations

From: Jim Spath (Webmaster Jim)
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx configurations
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 06:22:28 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 25 Mar 1997, Bruce Gullion wrote:
> I am con I am contemplating using Lynx to support a large number of
> users >500 with a single ID to avoid the administration efforts.  The
> single ID may not be anonymous (to avoid any security risks), but
> instead be a valid system user account.  I have installed Lynx 2-7 on an
> My questions, among many, are:
> What are the pitfalls of such an installation can I expect?

It depends on your user base.  I have "guest" on my system take
users to Lynx, and nothing else.

> Are there any other functions that are user specific that could hinder
> such a configuration?

Look at the "ANONYMOUS" flags.  You can disable specific features
that you might not want "guest" to do, like general email.  The
anonymous user can be any account name.

(Personally, I would give everyone accounts and make them learn
passwords so I could trace their activities. How long could it
take to add 500 lines to your password file?)

Marvin the Paranoid Android says:
My God I'm depressed.

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