Advanced Usage

Hardcore Mode

If you use Linux and have root privileges, it is impossible to prevent yourself from breaking any sort of Internet block. If you want to use Chomper seriously, I suggest you do the following:

  1. Create a new account with administrative privileges. Give this account a very long, complicated password. Write down the password, and store it in some secure, but difficult to access location.
  2. While your main account still has root privileges, run make lock from the base directory and enter your password where prompted.
  3. Remove your main account’s administrative privileges, log out, and log back in.

You will now be able to use Chomper using the chomper executable the bin directory, but you will not be able to edit the code, or kill any processes started by Chomper to block websites.

If you want to keep a back-door which allows you to have delayed access to root privileges, I suggest the nifty delayed-admin tool.