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Old 12-29-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
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Locking the screen from login terminal


So I've got this home file server, and I want to display certain stuff using:

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a tcpdump of snort logs, scrolling in real time

I want it to display on the screen using a split terminal screen, so all of the information shows on one display, but I do not want it to be vulnerable to a local attacker. Is there any way I can have these things start up at login, but prevent that user from doing anything other than viewing this information?

I'm thinking maybe a chroot jail? Any ideas?
 
Old 12-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Do you mean like, when you login, the terminal shows up and tells you what you want to know? If you wanted you could set that up pretty easily by editing /etc/bash.bashrc and at the bottom of the file just type in the commands you want and it'll run those once you open up a terminal.

And if you wanted you could set up a terminal to open automatically when you log in, that can be arranged as well. Then you can just lock the screen like normal.
 
  


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