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Re: FC and Autologout



On 2004-12-18 (Saturday) 17:34, Tom Browder wrote:
> I need a way to force a logout of any user (including root) after a period
> of inactivity.  The xscreensaver won't do it for root.
> 
> The xscreensaver manual is adamant that no one should ever login from the
> xdm/gdm screen as root.  Well, sometimes I'm lazy and I do.  And being very
> forgetful, I may go off somewhere and not come back until tomorrow.  In the
> meantime, the cleaning crew, for one, has had unrestricted access to my
> whole system of Linux boxes.
> 
> The issue is not what is the correct thing to do procedurally as a person,
> but how can I lock down an obvious security weakness: a forgetful slacker as
> root (non-malicious)?
> 
> Maybe I should go back to text login screens, startx, etc., but I don't want
> to if I don't have to.
> 
    Try following instead:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-December/msg00369.html

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