[CentOS] telnet and Gnome logins
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Wed Mar 28 00:17:37 UTC 2007
Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu wrote:
> I have a thin client user with a regular Gnome desktop that he logs into
> everyday. He also telnets from a remote site into the same server that
> provides his Gnome desktop. I know, telnet is insecure, but it's all
> over VPN, so it's a little better. Also, he's using telnet from Windows
> Anyway, management wants a console app to be executed when that user
> logs in over telnet. That's easy enough with a "exec app" line in
> his .bash_profile. But, that prevents gnome-session from starting when
> he logs into his Gnome desktop.
> Is it possible to do both? That is, give him his Gnome desktop when he
> logs in from GDM, and the console app when he logs in over telnet? The
> easiest solution I can think of is installing NX Client on the Windows
> PC and configuring it to execute a script that starts gnome-terminal
> with console app passed to it (gnome-terminal -x app). freenx is
> already installed and running on the server.
> Are there any other options?
putty is preferable to telnet.
tightvnc can give him a full Gnome desktop on Windows. I discovered that
when playing with SUSE.
Give said user two accounts:-)
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