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Scott angrykeyboarder at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 00:25:23 UTC 2004


Duncan Lithgow wrote:

> Gustavo Seabra wrote:
>
>> Alexander Dalloz wrote:
>>
>>> Am Do, den 02.12.2004 schrieb Nathan Low um 6:01:
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>> Is there a way to bypass the login screen?  In other
>>>> words, can this screen be skipped in any way?  I'm new
>>>> to Linux.
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> You should know and respect that the need to login is a security
>>> feature. You shouldn't bypass that by the setting to automatically
>>> login.
>>
>>
>> I wonder... Since I'm the only user of my machine, I find it just 
>> convenient to use the automatic login (to a regular user account.) Is 
>> it a security risk?
>>
> Well, I agree with you Gustavo. If you're running the machine at home 
> without any real reason to be concerned about who gets access to the 
> computer, then why not use the auto login - butno, not to root.
>
> But then I'm new to linux so take that with a grain of salt.
>
> Duncan
>
Personally the few extra seconds it takes to enter my password is worth 
my peace of mind.   I've been doing it with Windows for years.....

Scott




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