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Bigger annoyance with locking.

From: Dan Mahoney, System Admin
Subject: Bigger annoyance with locking.
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 01:17:19 -0500 (EST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (BSF 1167 2008-08-23)

I am on a system at work where all our passwords are kerberized, and the password field in my account is "*" Thus, when locking screen, it asks for a key.

Now, interestingly enough, it would be rather trivial for a locked screen to use its internal locking tool, and just use the password I've set in my .screenrc, but it's "hard" to pass a crypted password to the non-builtin. It can prompt twice for a non-crypted password, but that really defeats idle-locking.

According to the manpage, screen calls /bin/lock or whatnot -- there's no way through .screenrc to change this (why?)...and yet the output of a locked screen looks significantly different from when I use lock alone.

Any ideas on this one?



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