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From: Michael Weber <xmw@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Do we need games group and all that game prefixes?
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 20:30:35
Message-Id: 4FB95428.2040204@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Do we need games group and all that game prefixes? by Dan Douglas
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On 05/20/2012 07:22 PM, Dan Douglas wrote:

> I'd put money on there not being a single admin who has ever used > the games group to control access to games. Games really have no > business being on a system where anything like that is a > requirement to begin with.
We (students council) use pam_ldap for users and primary groups and pam_group w/ /etc/security/group.conf for secondary groups like video,sound,games. We actually considered restricting the games group to certain login times (i.e. after 18 pm ) to prevent our fellow students from gaming during office hours, but that just lead to long time sessions over-night. Since group memberships are evaluated on session creation. I can imagine some multi-user setups (parents/children) were some user shouldn't play games-fps/* at all. But who actually shares a computer these days. One real benefit of extra groups is some chmod g+s hack for e.g. skype in combination with firewall rules restricting outbound connections. http://soup.xmw.de/post/151673185/Restricting-Skype-on-Gentoo Have a nice day ... - -- Gentoo Dev http://xmw.de/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iF4EAREIAAYFAk+5VCgACgkQknrdDGLu8JB8SwD+JARCPBmK13Sl2/n3dsWWx/8p LBH6j18YbfD1+IWpXaUA/iWCgTS3TI78kSTwe0hnASc+7wTygiWvIcxlPmcv9LtQ =XXxi -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Do we need games group and all that game prefixes? Dan Douglas <ormaaj@×××××.com>