[K12OSN] Shutting clients down: was tight vnc connection to ltsp client refused (111 error)

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Tue May 30 16:09:19 UTC 2006

On 5/29/06, Eric Harrison <eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us> wrote:
> > What if you change the permission of ltspinfo to 754?
> It would break a bunch of stuff yet will not fix this specific problem...
> No matter how you slice it or dice it, the "shutdown" feature is currently
> at best secured by obscurity. Security by obscurity is no security at all,
> especially when it is all in plain text.
> Just to make the point perfectly clear, there is currently no way to
> secure or restrict this specific feature. I highly recommend that this is
> NOT ADDED to fl_tt or in any way encourage people to use it.
> It is not an accident that this is disabled and undocumented.

I understand Eric. I will NOT add this feature. It's dropped. Sorry if
I got some peoples hopes up. Thanks for letting me know about the
issues concerning this before I spent time on it.

Robert Arkiletian
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