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Re: Setting up very restricted accounts

Alex Malinovich wrote:

On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 11:09 -0600, Kent West wrote:
The "ACCESS CONTROL" section talks about the Ctrl-Alt-Delete sequence. What this implies is that the original poster must train his kids to log in when they see the Windows login, but to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete otherwise (assuming he's disabled GDM; else the kids must learn to Ctrl-Alt-F1, then Ctrl-Ald-Delete). What I believe he wants is that the kids only have to know they need to login when they see a login screen, Windows, or Linux, and then the machine does the work of figuring out if they're logging into Windows or Linux and acting accordingly.
In this case, I would just put in "shutdown -r now" in the .xinitrc file
and the kids account(s) in the shutdown.allow file. This way, one of the
kids will log in and shutdown will get run (which will succeed because
they are in the shutdown.allow list) and the computer will reboot.

Ah; now that makes sense, and makes my earlier suggestion of using sudo less sensible. Now Ron's suggestion makes more sense to me, also.

Kent West
Technology Support
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