Acknowledge consent before login

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Wed Jul 16 20:15:26 UTC 2008

g wrote:
> Stephen Berg (Contractor) wrote:
>> I'm searching for a method to display a consent to monitoring 
>> statement on either GDM or KDM in Fedora 9.  I'm not tied into either 
>> display 
> an interesting question, which you may not have found and answer.
> i do not know how this would work, and maybe some others can make some
> further suggestions.
> years back under cromix and early unix, i modified 'passwd' to restrict
> logins to certain programs.
> applying this to linux, should/may not be all that different.
> instead of using '/bin/bash' as startup shell, consider something like
> '/bin/bash/consent'.
> 'consent' could then be a script to display consent agreement and prompt
> for a 'y/n' reply. if $1 = 'y' then startx. if $1 = 'n' then exit.
> something to think about.
> hth.
For text logins, you could use /etc/issue and /etc/


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