Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Dan Douglas <ormaaj@×××××.com>
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 20:54:32
Message-Id: 1425503.LjdeDWhxgq@smorgbox
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Do we need games group and all that game prefixes? by Michael Weber
On Sunday, May 20, 2012 10:29:28 PM Michael Weber wrote:
> 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. >
Yes, that's essentially what I was thinking would be the most likely scenario. Still, as marienz pointed out, having workstations where access to games is undesired, yet where they're installed nevertheless, isn't the most common. I'm in favor of the games group (per the second half of my last message and for other reasons), just not extra unnecessary installation steps that complicate the directory structure unless there's some real benefit to someone (e.g. NFS). -- Dan Douglas


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