lah at micropp.se
Wed Mar 17 20:01:06 EET 2004
Linas Vepstas wrote:
>Jody, sorry, I'll try to recap succinctly:
>-- User is running gnome or kde desktop at home, and shares the
> desktop with the rest of the family.
>-- User wants to password-protect thier gnucash data sets (and/or
> thier word docs and or thier pornography/or whatever) so that
> the rest of the family (or at least the kids) don't get access.
>-- To acheive the above, logging in/out of gdm/xdm/kdm sessions
> is impractical for a variety of reasons.
>-- To achieve the above, running multiple x servers & xlock
> is impratical/inelegant.
>-- To acheive the above, throwing the burden on the app writer
> leads to hacks and inconsistent GUI's, as each app implements
> thier own obscure, hard-to-maintain solution.
>-- To acheive the above, calling it a "sysadmin issue" or
> "solving" it with a HOWTO is impractical/inelegant.
>Conclude: there needs to be a standardized, architected,
>desktop-seal-of-approval'ed way of dealing with granular
>security levels from the gnome or KDE desktops.
I must say I don't realy get the problem with login/logout.
But, the other way is ether detach/reatachable x-sessions much like vnc.
or encrypted filesystems that can be mounted / unmounted.
Suport for mounting and unmounting and possably creating new encrypted
folders could be integrated in the filemanager, or be a standalone app.
That is probably worth while for it's own sake. But realy, what's the
problem with logout/login? Losing history in the IM-app - fix the bug in
the IM app! Belive Gaim alreddy fix this.
Want to play music continusly? Write a musik server and some nice Gui
that conects to it on login.
Summary: Fix the bugs and anoyances with loging out / loging in.
And, easy gui for crypted subfolders... Would be nice on it's own and
help those that realy, realy, don't whant to log out.
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