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My first question, "Why does Iplist/Ipblock need a password?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Just as the title says. Why am I required to input my user password to launch this program? I am using 10.04 Ubuntu and this requirement does kind of annoy me. I like making a second account that can admin the system, and my main account has the admin option disabled in the 'Users & Groups'. I read it's secure to do this, but I see other downsides. Firestarter too requires a password to load it's GUI. Is there any work around because I don't like leaving admin privileges enabled especially when I'm not at the computer. Thanks in advance :) (HowTos)