Adjusting Settings

Asked by mrhealthpatriot on 2009-03-08

I installed WebContentControl - It works great! - Probably the best implementation of Dansguardian that I've ever seen.
I noticed that I to adjust the settings, I need to open the configuration files with thunar or gedit as root. I'm running xubuntu 8.10 (x64). Other than that, the program fills a need in the Ubuntu Universe. Thanks.

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Best KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #1

Thanks. :)

Yes, the GUI uses a text editor to edit the settings. This was easier to implement than creating a real GUI for all configuration files.

Note that you can of course use all the files in /etc/dansguardian/lists
cf http://contentfilter.futuragts.com/wiki/doku.php?id=main_index for more info.

mrhealthpatriot (ctkocmick) said : #2

Thanks again. Great program. If possible, would you consider a separate password for WebContentControl?

KIAaze (zohn-joidberg) said : #3

I don't see a need for it, since the problem is easily solved by giving filtered persons a restricted account.
Any user who can gain root permissions can bypass the protection easily, so it just makes sense to give them a restricted account.

Currently, the admin mode launches commands with sudo, so the password being asked for depends from the configuration in /etc/sudoers. It is possible to configure sudo to ask for the password of root or any other user.
I could eventually create a new admin user during installation whose password will be asked for instead of the user password.

So, yes, I could make a separate password.
My TODO list is getting longer and longer... ^^