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Non privileged user launch SSH?

My server got hacked, and as a result the server guys decided that my apache user would be one called 'nonpriv' which has no privileges at all. Before that happened, I had a user that run apache ...
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How to expand the privileged port range past 1024?

Port numbers under 1024 are reserved for superuser, so a normal user cannot bind to ports in the range. And a range of ports that the system will assign random bind requests from can be set in ...
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“/etc/init.d/networking restart” with non-root user

I have a thin client with 112mb RAM which boots ubuntu server 12.04.1 from a usb drive with openbox and it is to be used by students to communicate with cisco equipment. And because of this the ...
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Why can ubuntu perform a shutdown from the GUI even though it is prive on the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between menu shutdown and 'shutdown -h now' Why can ubuntu perform a shutdown from the GUI even though it is prive on the command line? By what ...
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Can't perform regular sudo commands, have to use su now

I'm an ubuntu newbie I just installed 10.10 and I don't know what I did but now to perform actions that required sudo privileges (open synaptic, mount device, run apt-get install, etc) the OS won't ...
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How can I install a Gnome Applet without privileges

I would like to install stackapplet, but I don't have superuser privileges to install the deb file and the admins will not install it for me. I'm confident that I must be able to install this applet ...
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How to build application without sudo privileges?

What do I need to setup on a Ubuntu 9.10 server so that a user can build applications of there choice (i.e. ./configure , make && make install) with out the need for sudo/admin privileges. I ...