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Re: shutdown user and accountability

On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 05:59:40PM +0000, Niall Walsh wrote:
> Carel Fellinger wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 10:37:24AM +0000, Niall Walsh wrote:
> >>I can't resist it!
> >me too:)
> >>Add a usb digital camera to the box and only allow people who are not 
> >I've thought of this too, but rejected it because it's soooo easy to
> >circumvent, just place your hand in front of the camera.
> Not if they don't know where it is or even that it exists :-)   I'd be 
> sneeking it into the case perhaps so it looks out a drive bay or else 
> building it into something.   Also you could use a capture card hooked 
> up to a pin hole camera and for completeness (but system performance 
> thrashing) use motion detection to make sure you get them before they 
> get the hand in place!

    Have the camera take 1 shot every second (or .5 seconds) and save
    them in a round-robin naming fashion e.g.:
    shot1.jpg, shot2.jpg, shot3.jpg...shot10.jpg, shot1.jpg, and then
    have an init-script move the directory they are in to something like

    That way you have the last 5-10 seconds on the machines life. 

    Yeah, this is getting seriously rube-goldberg. 

> Seriously crazy, but what else can you do if you really want to supply 
> anyone with the ability to shut it down AND know who did it!   Maybe put 
> the password with the security guard so he can record who took the 
> passwd to reset it (obviously you need to reset the password then etc.)

Share and Enjoy. 

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