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Re: [Patch] virtual consoles switching disabling
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: [Patch] virtual consoles switching disabling
- From: Hannah Schroeter <hannah_(_at_)_schlund_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:21:33 +0100
- Mail-followup-to: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Organization: Schlund + Partner AG
On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 03:17:09PM -0000, Andrew Smith wrote:
>It depends on your target for the IOCTL usage.
>If you want to lock screens on screensaver so that the vt can't be changed
>then you need to probably support an IOCTL since it is probable that the
>screensaver will run with insufficient privilege to sysctl.
>I know xscreensaver is setuid root normally but it does drop its privilege.
I don't think that's a problem. Non-root shouldn't be able to disable
console switching anyway (can you pronounce "DoS"?).
Frankly I see not much sense in this whole thing at all. Root can
disable logins, and besides that, why shouldn't authorized users be able
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