Re: Multiple sessions for the same user?
- From: Iain Nicol <iain thenicols net>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Multiple sessions for the same user?
- Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 22:39:34 +0000 (UTC)
On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 09:43:30 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> The plan for the new gdm is to require superuser privileges to reboot
> when there are multiple sessions, but allow all users to reboot when
> there is only one session. This will be configurable via PolicyKit.
I'm curious whether this takes into account physical access to a machine.
If I'm physically at a machine, then there's nothing to stop me ripping
out the power cable, or holding down the shutdown button long enough to
cause a hard shutdown. Because of this, I think it makes sense to allow
all local users to safely shutdown the machine.
Warning users that another user is logged on is of course a good idea.
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