I'm logged in as root?
The goal for Lighthouse is to have
web applications run as a
non-privileged user. Not in the traditional sense where you log in as a
non-privileged user and all of your personal files are accessible by
that user as well. But we log in as root for convenience and in
recognition that your personal files are just as important as system
files, in fact much more important. Applications that access the
internet, Firefox, Xine, Thunderbird, and Pidgin all run as user spot.
Spot can only write to a few limited places. Your network security
should not depend on what you login as on a local terminal. Logging in
as a non-privileged user protects your system files from your self.
Assuming you don’t know the root password :).
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