Security Package for SGI

Security Package for SGI

Post by j.. » Sat, 30 Apr 1994 04:10:23



I'm looking for a security package to run on the Silicon Graphics platform that will provide screen blanking and require the users to enter a password to regain system usage.

Does anyone out there know of such a package? I have a great xautolock program for the Sun Platform.

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Security Package for SGI

Post by Steve Rik » Sat, 30 Apr 1994 08:22:48



>I'm looking for a security package to run on the Silicon Graphics platform
>that will provide screen blanking and require the users to enter a password
>to regain system usage.

/usr/bin/X11/xlock as shipped in IRIX4.0.5* does all those things, unless
I'm missing something really obvious.

'man xlock'

cheers,
sr.
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Security Package for SGI

Post by Jeffrey Mart » Sat, 30 Apr 1994 12:58:37



> I'm looking for a security package to run on the Silicon Graphics
> platform that will provide screen blanking and require the users to
> enter a password to regain system usage.


Quote:> /usr/bin/X11/xlock as shipped in IRIX4.0.5* does all those things,
> unless I'm missing something really obvious.

Well, xlock on this system is messed up. If I xlock the console, all I
have to do is hit any key or mouse button, and instead of asking for a
password, it kills the xlock. Not very useful.

hopper% which xlock
/usr/bin/X11/xlock

hopper% uname -a
IRIX hopper 4.0.5F 08280217 IP20
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Security Package for SGI

Post by Harald Forbe » Sat, 30 Apr 1994 10:24:00


Quote:>Well, xlock on this system is messed up. If I xlock the console, all I
>have to do is hit any key or mouse button, and instead of asking for a
>password, it kills the xlock. Not very useful.

Okay, Don't ask me why, but that the default on our machine too. That
doesn't mean it's broken.... Simply do :

% xlock +nolock

Even if it says nolock it locks....(the + is important if I remember correct..)

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Security Package for SGI

Post by Kari E. Hurt » Sat, 30 Apr 1994 18:30:52


?Okay, Don't ask me why, but that the default on our machine too. That
?doesn't mean it's broken.... Simply do :

?% xlock +nolock

?Even if it says nolock it locks....(the + is important if I remember correct..)

Or put
        XLock.nolock:           false
to /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XLock

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Security Package for SGI

Post by Steve Rik » Sun, 01 May 1994 00:12:56




>> I'm looking for a security package to run on the Silicon Graphics
>> platform that will provide screen blanking and require the users to
>> enter a password to regain system usage.


>> /usr/bin/X11/xlock as shipped in IRIX4.0.5* does all those things,
>> unless I'm missing something really obvious.

>Well, xlock on this system is messed up. If I xlock the console, all I
>have to do is hit any key or mouse button, and instead of asking for a
>password, it kills the xlock. Not very useful.

Which is why my original reply included the advice 'man xlock'.

The man page tells you to:

        % xlock +nolock

or you can also put

        XLock.nolock    false

in whatever file you read your xresources from, to get the locking behavior
you describe.  Sorry for not being more explicit.

I believe I've read here that in IRIX5.*, the "nolock false" is now
the default, rather than the other way 'round in IRIX4.* .

cheers,
sr.
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Security Package for SGI

Post by Dave Schweisgu » Sun, 01 May 1994 04:34:21


: I'm looking for a security package to run on the Silicon Graphics platform
: that will provide screen blanking and require the users to enter a password
: to regain system usage.

That would be 'xlock', which comes with IRIX. You want the '+nolock' option.

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Security Package for SGI

Post by Erwin Fri » Sun, 01 May 1994 23:08:43




>>I'm looking for a security package to run on the Silicon Graphics platform
>>that will provide screen blanking and require the users to enter a password
>>to regain system usage.
>/usr/bin/X11/xlock as shipped in IRIX4.0.5* does all those things, unless
>I'm missing something really obvious.
>'man xlock'

At our site I've set up each user with this:

xlock -besaver +nolock

That way xlock takes over the screen saver functions and locks the
screen too.

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Security Package for SGI

Post by Benjamin Z. Goldste » Tue, 03 May 1994 13:21:29




>> I'm looking for a security package to run on the Silicon Graphics
>> platform that will provide screen blanking and require the users to
>> enter a password to regain system usage.

>> /usr/bin/X11/xlock as shipped in IRIX4.0.5* does all those things,
>> unless I'm missing something really obvious.
>Well, xlock on this system is messed up. If I xlock the console, all I
>have to do is hit any key or mouse button, and instead of asking for a
>password, it kills the xlock. Not very useful.

It isn't messed up, the default as shipped is to only be a screen saver.
Simply:

xlock +nolock

or put some a line like this in your .Xresources (or whatever)
XLock.nolock:   false
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