Re: gdm stuff

On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Matthew Kirkwood wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >   I just got the latest gdm from CVS and it seems to be working pretty nicely.
> > I made a patch to keep it from displaying all the accounts such as mail, nobody,
> > and so on; I don't know if this is the Right Way but it works on my system.  It
> > hides all accounts in the browser except for UID 0 and UIDs between 1000 and
> > 65534.
> [snip]
> Nice, except that RedHat (and possibly others) start their "real" user
> IDs at 500.
> Alternatively, you may want to check if they have a shell listed in
> /etc/shells and possibly that they own their home directory.

...iff /etc/shells exists and size>0.

Checking to see that they own their home directory is ok, but I wouldn't
deny a login if that check fails.


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