[K12OSN] LTSP guest accounts

Rob Owens rowens at bio-chemvalve.com
Mon Aug 27 12:38:39 UTC 2007

I used to use a timed login, but now I just write a unique username and
password on each machine that anybody can use if they don't have their
own login credentials.


Nils Breunese wrote:
> Hello guys,
> We're setting up a K12LTSP 5EL install and almost everything is
> working just fine. We currently in the process of setting up user
> accounts, but ran into a problem. We want to supply a couple of
> personal user accounts, but there are also a lot of people that should
> be able to use the LTSP terminals for just checking their email
> etcetera and we don't want to give out personal user accounts to all
> those hundreds of people. Mostly because they will log in so
> infrequently that most of them will not remember their username and
> password, so a guest account would probably be more appropriate. We
> noticed however that when multiple terminals are logged in under the
> same user account things don't go really smooth. Firefox complains
> about already running and we also can't reset the guest user's homedir
> as other people might still be logged in as that user while another
> terminal logs out. Did anyone ever manage to work this out or have an
> idea?
> Thanks,
> Nils Breunese.
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