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Re: PATCH: add --loginpause to mingetty



On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 19:20 -0500, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> Hello Florian,
> 
> the attached patches add an option to pause login until the user hits
> a key.
> 
> We need something like it on OLPC because:
> 
>  - we don't want to set an empty password for either user root or olpc
> 
>  - at the same time, we want to allow users to login as root at the
>    console
> 
>  - finally, we do not wish to waste memory on shells the user hasn't
>    yet used
> 
> The security model we are implementing is very different from UNIX: we
> ultimately trust the user at the console, but we don't trust applications
> and we don't want them to gain root privileges using su or sudo with no
> password.
> 
> I'm committing these changes to the OLPC-2 branch of mingetty in
> Fedora CVS.  Please, let me know you'd like to merge them or
> something similar.

Such things are definitely better upstreamed if possible. Have you tried
contacting upstream?

Thanks,
-- 
Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)


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