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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
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.
Have a nice day ...
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