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Re: terminal services prototype



On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 13:11, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> Hey,
> 	Caolán and I have been working on prototyping a VNC based terminal
> services system which also allows hot-desking.
> 
> 	The idea is that we allow GDM to accept VNC connections, spawn a VNC
> server for each new connection and display a login screen. The user then
> authenticates through the login screen as normal and GDM starts a new
> session on the VNC server. However, if you then close your VNC client,
> the session doesn't go away. GDM continues to manage that session.
> 
> 	You may then go to a different terminal, the server will spawn off a
> new VNC server with a login screen through which you log in. However,
> once you log in, GDM detects that you already have a session running and
> switches you to your original session rather than starting a new
> session.


How are you handling device ownership for the hosting machine? I presume
the vnc-connected hosts are not getting perms to cdroms and soundcards
and what-not. Will any of this be functional to implement limited
user-session switching a la XP or OSX?


Thanks,
-sv




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