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Re: funny user moment (and perhaps a bug)



On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 09:21:17AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 08:54 -0500, Brian Long wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 08:07 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > Hmm, what the heck for?
> > 
> > We have set the following in /etc/profile.d/gconf.sh (and csh equiv):
> > export GCONF_SHARED_LOCKS=1
> > export GCONF_GLOBAL_LOCKS=1
> > 
> > This allows our folks logged into GNOME on their desktop to also walk
> > into a lab and log into hosts sharing $HOME.  Without the above
> > environment variables, GNOME always complained.
> 
> Right, fair enough.  I think there's always been the expectation that
> you can at least share $HOME between two different logons on different
> machines.  I was reading "log into gnome twice on the same machine"
> rather than sharing $HOME and logging into two different boxes.
 
Given the proliferation of session daemons, perhaps the right answer is for
people who need this to use Linux-Vserver or OpenVZ to provide isolation
similar to running on separate machines with a network share.

	-Bill


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