Re: gdm stuff
- From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik pobox com>
- To: Matthew Kirkwood <weejock ferret lmh ox ac uk>
- cc: Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows brown edu>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gdm stuff
- Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 12:44:01 -0500 (EST)
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.
> 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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