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Old 11-03-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
garylmartin
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xlock......


Well, I haven't seen anything that answers these questions, so I'll go ahead and ask them.
I am trying to get a handle on xlock, and was wondering if anybody can tell me why when xlock is active, no new network connections are permitted?
anddddd, why is it not a security hazard to use the killall command to end the xlock program?
 
Old 11-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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why when xlock is active, no new network connections are permitted?
I think you are talking about X network connections. Presumably if you are locking X, you don't want any new X sessions. You can change this behaviour with appropriate combinations of the remote and allowaccess flags.

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why is it not a security hazard to use the killall command to end the xlock program?
It is only a security hazard if you expect to use xlock to prevent all access to the machine... xlock doesn't add extra protection over the normal password authentication, it is just a useful way of locking the X session without having to log out.

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