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

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Tue May 30 17:23:46 UTC 2006

No way to code in a wrapper in the TeacherTool app to get a passwd even 
if it is a static passwd that is set in a config file or something? To 
use that option.


Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> 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.

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