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#20 Allow running coLinux without Administrative rights

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nobody
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2005-06-23
2004-12-04
Anonymous
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coLinux is a wonderful tool to isolate processes under
windows.

Currently it requires administrative rights in order to
use the networking interface.

If TAP would have had a way to configure ACL that
allows specifying users that allow to connect, A few
coLinux machine can run on the same Windows machine
without the ability to interrupt each other.

Except of the TAP device I could not find any other
issue that prevent coLinux running under unprivileged
account.

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  • Logged In: YES
    user_id=30412

    Correct, If installed as an Administrator (so that the
    kernel mode driver can be installed), the only thing that
    doesn't work in user-mode is TAP. Tap is really a seperate
    project, perhaps the TAP developers could help get it
    working in user-mode.

     
  • Logged In: YES
    user_id=30412

    Otherwise you could use WinPCAP or slirp networking methods.

     
  • Logged In: YES
    user_id=30412

    I've just checked there is an FAQ item on the openvpn.org
    web-stie about not being able to run as non-admin. So this
    is a limitation of TAP, if you use something other than TAP
    you should be able to run as a non-priveledged user.

     
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • peter green
    peter green
    2005-06-23

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    you do realise that by allowing normal users to run colinux
    instances you have totally destoryed the systems security
    don't you?!