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Re: Root Logins in X...



On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 10:10 -0500, Brian Wheeler wrote:
> I'm just kidding, but I'm not sure how promoting good behavior is a
> bad thing.

A few more ideas, off the top of my head:

A "Rescue Mode" in GDM which goes to a root session with minimal apps,
marked as "Rescue Mode", rather than a root X login (even though it does
need root credentials).

A prompt upon the first time a user tried to login to a normal X session
via GDM as root (separate from the "Rescue Mode"), warning them of the
risk they're taking, with a small checkbox that says something like
"never show me this warning again".

I'm more inclined to put a safety on the gun than to unload it entirely.

~spot


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