QUIETNESS OF THE LIBRARY
I am in the process of setting up a computer system in our
church library. One of the first things I thought about in this
process is “Locking down the computers”. I decided to observe
a local county library’s way of doing the same.
The library is just down the street from my home. This is a
small library — Only 10 computers linked to their wired network
. They have just installed wifi, but I am not going to check it
for now. Just want to see how the “protected ” computers are
All are running windows 10.
all have sound enabled\r\n3. all have usb ports to allow you
to save your work ( assuming you have a memory stick of some
sort )\r\n4. Limited programs are loaded.
start/run is disabled. no external bat, com or exe files are
allowed.There are some deficiencies noted (so far ):
java applications are allowed if accessed through a web page
This means that if you create a web page on a memory stick
that has java application within it, you can use your browser
to access this application. Voila! An application that you can
control.\r\n\r\nI have tried the following java application
types with good success.. ssh client\r\n2. ftp client\r\n3. file browser\r\n\r\nNone of these cause any harm to their system. I am trying to think of other applications that would be useful if my system at home died.More on this is a future post.
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