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Re: console-client close to initial check in

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: console-client close to initial check in
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 21:25:41 +0200
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On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 09:14:03PM +0200, Niels Möller wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> > The system console will only be accessible by root.  In general, it is only
> > accessible if you can access the underlying node.
> I'm not sure I understand what this means. If I have a shell on a
> virtual terminal on the console, say running with /dev/vts/17/tty as
> its controlling tty, it would be nice if I could log in remotely and
> start a console client that talks to /dev/vts/17/console and
> /dev/vts/17/input, giving me some kind of "multi-attach" to the shell.
> Is that possible, or have I misunderstood the client<->console
> interface?

It's not possible, at least not in the current implementation.  Maybe it is
possible to add this feature, but then the owner id would have to be passed
down to the console server from term or whatever the process is that knows
about the user id of the process running on that tty.  

But all this is a bit too fancy for my taste.  Every user can simply run
their own console server, which are completely privat to them.  That seems
to be adequate to me.

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Marcus Brinkmann              The Hurd http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/

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