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Re: GNU login shell

From: Moritz Schulte
Subject: Re: GNU login shell
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 10:08:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/21.1 (Niels Möller) writes:

> Well, because it's a friendly thing to do?

Well, I don't think that is a good argument.  Then you could also ask
why we care about (local) privacy at all.

> (When I open my door for a visitor, I don't usually lock the doors
> to rooms that the visitor isn't supposed to see, and sometimes I
> even encourage them to look around).

Yes, true.  But the point is that you don't know wether it's a nice
visitor or an intruder.  I also don't understand the purpose, because
a user would surely login if he would have real work to do at the

> And because the typical local user nowadays has physical access to
> the machine, so it's usually futile to stop attacks from evil local
> users.

True, if a user has physical access, he would be able to spy out data
anyway.  But I think, we shouldn't have our door that open however.
> If you're saying that this should be easy to configure based on
> local policy, I'm all for it.

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