Tracking users/sessions on the console

Artem Kachitchkine Artem.Kachitchkin at Sun.COM
Thu Jan 12 19:20:59 PST 2006

> Did you guys investigate NetworkManager, btw?

Yes, as one of the options. It is not clear, however, how it will fit 
into the "profiles" architecture that our network folks are working on.

> Thus.. I'm just not sure I can see the point in rewriting a policy
> daemon for the system-wide case when there are so many benefits of
> reusing the one we have for the desktop. In fact, I can't see why one
> would ever write a policy daemon not using this scheme

We can always reuse the gconf policy store without reusing the policy 
daemon. I think the "noone logged in" case is most interesting on 
servers, and they usually have different policies than standalone desktops.

> don't you think they'll need something like this

Spiffy :)

> and don't you think the admin story above makes sense?

The more options the better. I think I understand your motivation much 
better now, thanks for taking the time to explain.


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