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Dan Mahoney, System Admin
Mon, 27 Jun 2005 20:25:01 -0400 (EDT)
I'm having an issue of minor annoyance with screen and idle locking.
I've got "idle 600 lockscreen" set in my .screenrc
I also have a "password teH0wLIpW0gyQ" set (that's test, crypted).
My problem is when the screen autolocks, it first asks me for my login
password (I assume it's calling "lock" with the options to make it read
/etc/passwd and not time out, in this case -n -p), and then it asks me for
my screen password.
It was my assumption that the "password" is not called on an unlock, just
on a reattach. Is there a way to have it use a single password? (I don't
care if there are two different passwords, one for unlock and one for
(Ideally, I'd also like it if there was a way to have the specified
password be the ONLY one used for screen, i.e. not use the login
password at all -- could this be done by setting the LOCKPRG to
/bin/true or something...?).
As I think about this, the problem with that is that screen would drop the
user back at a shell eventually, unless screen had some sort of option to
kill its calling process on exit, or on password failure (dangerous
in the wrong hands, as a sysadmin could seriously lock themself out)...or
to just retry the password forever.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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