An Idea/RFP: x group /
I just had an idea reading a thread in at.linux discussing about
Wht about a package that contains the following commands (yet to be
xuseradd <user> # Add's the user to the x group
xuserdel <user> # Deletes the user from the x group
The package would have an config file where it lists all users that
are allowed to use x (there must be an user that x runs under, I think
best called x ;-)). The x startup script would then call xhost
+<user>@localhost for all of these users, and the above commands would
use xhost (if X is running) to update the status immediatly.
Since xhost supports NIS, it would be good to accept "users" like this
nis:user@domain and, for network use user@host (one could simply pass
names that contain '@' without appending '@localhost').
It also would be nice to have an UI. IMO the commands shoud have the
following permissions: -r-s-r---r-- x root (x is owner and root is
group), so the sysadmin could use it without suing to the user x.
Packages like xdm could then recommend or suggest the package, I think.
PS: I am willing to create the package, if response is positive and
noone else volunteers.
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