Riny Qian wrote:
> Shawn Walker wrote:
>> On 22/06/07, Dev Mazumdar <dev at opensound.com> wrote:
>>> > It's for secure switch. The password is needed to
>>> > re-enter any owned session.
>>> >
>>> > You can disable this functionality by:
>>> >
>>> > # svccfg -s vtdaemon setprop options/secure=false
>>> > # svcadm refresh vtdaemon
>>> > # svcadm restart vtdaemon
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Riny
>>> Hi,
>>> I guess this is what I was asking about. SHouldn't the default 
>>> behavior be like Linux/FreeBSD or UnixWare where you don't have to 
>>> keep re-entering the password when you switch virtual consoles that 
>>> you've already logged in?
>> I suppose it depends on what your perspective is. Is secure by default
>> or convenience more important? If you're an OpenBSD fan, the former,
>> if not, the latter perhaps ;)
> Yes, it should be Secure By Default on Solaris.

But OpenBSD's concept of security is about as useful as Windows 95 
unplugged from the Internet and a piece of tape stuck on the floppy 
drive. OpenBSD turns off all services, what good is that?

Are you telling me that somehow every time I switch mouse focus to an 
xterm I should be asked to enter a password? Becuase I can see that 
being a security issue just as much as a security issue virtual consoles is.

Dev Mazumdar
4Front Technologies
4035 Lafayette Place, Unit F, Culver City, CA 90232, USA.
Tel: (310) 202 8530             URL: www.opensound.com
Fax: (310) 202 0496             Email: info at opensound.com

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