"console" virtual group for desktop users
notting at redhat.com
Mon Apr 5 18:35:18 EEST 2004
Matthew Mastracci (matt at aclaro.com) said:
> I originally posted this message to Redhat's pam-list, but I didn't
> receive any responses. I'm not certain if these lists are the best
> place for it, but I can see possible overlap with some of the Project
> Utopia and general Linux Hotplug work and thought it could provoke some
> useful discussion here.
> The summary of the message is the replacement of the "console.perms"
> style permissions with a "console" group, whose members would be
> provided by an nsswitch library. These members would dynamically update
> as users create/kill X sessions, allowing two locally logged in users
> with different X sessions to share local devices (ie: /dev/dsp,
> /dev/dvd, etc.)
Temporary membersip in a group == permanent membership in a group.
So it's not really a good idea by itself without other restrictions.
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