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Old 05-09-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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GDM: one login per user

Hi everyone,

I configured a server running Fedora Core 3. The server allows diskless clients to connect to it using GDM.

What I didn't figure out is to allow only one connection per user. I know that gdm.conf has the configuration below:


but all that it does is to warn the user with:

"You are already logged in. You can log in anyway or abort this login".

Is there a way to block subsequent logins from the same user, if he tries to login from another client?


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Look in the manual for PAM. If you have the pam documentation installed, there is a PAM Administrators manual. Look in:/usr/share/doc/packages/pam/pdf/pam.pdf

The pam_limits module ( Section 6.12 ) has a setting in it's config file for maxlogins.

This may not be a complete solution if your system uses more than one server.
Old 05-10-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Worked perfectly.

Many thanks.



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