Command prompt vulnerability with Java SDK
Posted on 2004-09-20
We are offering Java programming this year for the first time in our school. Its in a room that uses Windows 98 in a peer-to-peer networking configuration.
We are using Java(TM) 2 SDK, Standard Edition version 1.4.2, which uses the command prompt for editing.
The problem is, we are worried that while the students are in the command prompt window, they will be able to navigate to other folders, perhaps deleting files or wreaking other havoc.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a better way to arrange things so that the computers remain somewhat safe? We do have a license for Windows 2000 workstation, so I suppose we could upgrade, but I am a bit hesitant because that would involve a learning curve, and we want to prepare them for the AP exam ASAP.