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Linux, Logout, and Pam
From: Tom Browder (tbrowderCox.net)
Date: Sat Dec 18 2004 - 07:34:26 CST
Tomas has solved all my security problems but one (thanks Tomas, the
pam_tally patch seems to be working fine so far): I would like to ensure an
account is somehow not accessible if an open login through gdm has been
unattended for a certain period. (This is for a stand-alone host.)
I know we can set a screensaver with lockup after time, but that doesn't
work for root. I know root should not normally login from the gdm prompt
but sometimes it's necessary. I just want to take care of the situation
when root inadvertently forgets he's logged in.
And it would be nice to make the screensaver/lock the default for a new
user. Now, as far as I know, the new user has to remember to set it.
In a pinch I'll accept a system reboot from an inactive login, but that's
not very graceful.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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