[CentOS] How to disable screen locking system-wide?

Mon Jan 24 08:54:41 UTC 2011
Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>Behalf Of Joshua Baker-LePain
>Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:49 PM
>To: CentOS mailing list
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] How to disable screen locking system-wide?
>I was going to leave this alone, but I feel this lowers to the level of
>personal attacks and I'd like to address that.  Yes, my response was a bit
>glib (and tongue-in-cheek, which obviously didn't come across correctly).
>But that doesn't mean that the reasoning behind it isn't valid in some
>situations, and it certainly doesn't make me arrogant or unprofessional.
>As others have pointed out, there are industries and workplaces where any
>unlocked, unattended workstation is a major security risk.  Please don't
>assume that your use case is everybody else's.  And please keep it

Suddenly came to think of Mordac, the IT-preventer in the Dilbert strip. ;-)

One a more serious note, personally, if I run across an unlocked workstation 
and there's nobody around, I take a few seconds to start up Notepad (if 
Windows) or OpenOffice (if linux) and type in a message like "If I'd been a 
bad guy, your data would all have been gone and your homepage been set to 
www.bestialporn.com. //Your friendly Sysadmin" in real big letters, and then 
maximize the window, and lastly activated the (password-protected) 
screensaver, before I walked away.

I've done this a few times over the years, and the message has usually been 
acknowledged and accepted with no questions asked.

No need to restart any machines; that's just mean. Although I have been 
dreaming about doing that... ;-)
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