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Re: X and other visions

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: X and other visions
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 22:49:37 +0200
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At Sun, 13 Jun 2004 22:24:51 +0200,
Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    > This whole allowing users to do thing depending on if they have
>    > loged in locally or not is totally a stupid topic and quite
>    > pointless.  You are essentially asking for users to be treated
>    > differently even if they are the same user; utter stupitidy.
>    > Users should be treated based on the permissions they have, not
>    > on what machine they have loged in on.
>    I think there are a few scenarios where this is desirable. For
>    example a (university) network with lots of workstations. We should
>    allow students to use audio hardware on the workstations they are
>    sitting, but making it possible to do it via ssh would be quite
>    stupid and lead to problems...
> I don't see how that would lead to any other kind of problem.  I can
> figure out far more interesting stuff todo then login a dozen boxes,
> and crank up Hendrix on them and bloew the speakers.

That doesn't mean that there aren't people who have nothing better to
do with their life. And you don't want that those people have access
on the computer you're using.

Jeroen Dekkers

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