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Re: pam_console for debian

On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 11:58:27PM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> Hi Sebastien!
> You wrote:
> >  One solution is to use pam_group to add a user to a special, and
> > ususaly empty, group if he's loggued on the :0 display.
> That makes no sense. User logs in behind the console, and is put in the
> group. User makes a g+s zsh-with-camera-access binary and puts it in
> ~/bin. After that, he'll always have access to the camera.

I got your point, which is if I understand correctly is that we can't
grant to a user a membership to a group in a temporary basis. If he is
smart enough, he can do what necessary to stay (illegallly) in the

> With other words: pam_console is only for clueless admins and Redhat
> users.

But the whole point of pam_console is to know which user is in front of
the computer so we can give access to him and only him. Is there a flaw
here ?


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