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Re: Open Xlock as root



Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
> I like this idea, the ability to specify a user would be good, for 
> example the sysadmin could choose his normal user account instead of 
> the root password.  I don't know if the separate file is really 
> necessary I suppose it would be an interesting option

I would be wary of using account passwords at all, root or
otherwise. It would be pretty easy for a user to hack the xscreensaver
source to record the typed password, run the hacked version on a
machine, then go and find a stressed sysadmin...


David Wragg



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