|VPS uses HE process (running Firefox) [message #36412]
||Wed, 17 June 2009 04:31
Registered: March 2009
Location: Coulsdon, Surrey, UK
Hi I have a VPS in which I want to run Firefox so I can access the internet in a protected environment. It works fine, however...|
If I have Firefox running on the HE then running it on the VPS just launches another instance on the HE.
It's easy for me to see when it happens because the HE browser and the VPS one have different home pages set so look very different on start-up.
I think it's probably because there is already a firefox process running on the HE and OpenVZ does not ignore it (as it should, it does not belong to the VPS).
I would expect a process request on a VPS to be honoured within the VPS regardless of what may or may not be running on the HE. I would not expect a VPS process request to utilize existing processes on the HE.
This seems to be a potentially dangerous thing: one could have a process running in a VPS that could potentially take over processes on the HE. This seems to me like a big risk.
Am I missing something, or doing something wrong?