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peerblock in standard users

Posted by Anonymous User 
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peerblock in standard users
March 03, 2010 04:21AM
Is there away to run peerblock in standard users w\o administrator priviliges...
Re: peerblock in standard users
March 03, 2010 08:39AM
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Not at this point, no.  PeerBlock needs to load a driver in order to be able to filter network traffic, and to be able to load a driver it needs to be running with Administrator privileges. 

For an eventual PeerBlock 2.0 release we are planning on redesigning the PeerBlock code to be able to run as a Service.  This should allow PeerBlock to be installed by someone with Administrator rights, but then afterwards should be controllable by a non-Admin user account.  This is being tracked as Issue #3, but is likely not going to happen for awhile - we'll need to gut most of the current code in order to get this to work.  Probably 6-9 months away from even a Beta Release of this new version.

Sorry we don't have any better answer for you,

        ---  Mark  ---




Lead developer of PeerBlock
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Re: peerblock in standard users
March 04, 2010 03:13PM
Can we not just set the exe to run as administrator by going into the properties of it and setting run as administrator for all users. I have had to do this for some other applications but doing it on peer block gives the requires admin account message currently. I am just wondering whether the code to detect the user account type is not working correctly in this case and the driver would actually run fine.
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