IgnorantGuru's Blog

Linux software, news, and tips

Sandfox Update

Sandfox has been updated to version 1.0.1. The only change is that the default Firefox profile now includes these additional binds:

# required by Cups printing in Firefox
bind=/var/cache/cups		# Firefox starts faster
bind=/var/cache/fontconfig	# Firefox starts faster
bind=/var/run				# Firefox shows Cups printers

Recently I noticed that Firefox no longer showed my cups printer. Binding /var/run was the solution. (That should be secure enough, but for tighter security you might limit it further by only binding /var/run/cups and /var/run/cups.pid)

Also, a recent update to either Firefox or perhaps cups added a delay when the sandboxed Firefox started. Adding the /var/cache binds cured that.

You can add the above binds manually to your Firefox profile (/etc/sandfox/firefox.profile), or delete it and Sandfox will recreate it with the new default.

May 10, 2010 - Posted by | Scripts

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.