[CentOS] centos6 not using /etc/gdm/custom.conf

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Fri Jul 22 18:23:20 UTC 2011

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:29 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>>> In later Fedora releases, GDM has become less and less functional:
>>>> configurability has been removed, more so as releases occur. From my
>>>> (known to be flaky) memory, that includes the ability to turn off the
>>>> silly list that exposes usernames right on the login screen, the
>>>> ability
>>> And that makes it inappropriate for US gov't work (violates official
>>> std), and actually anywhere that you have a concern about security.
>> It's pretty weird that RH didn't change the GNOME upstream default of
>> exposing the usernames. I presume that RH doesn't care about the
> Alan Bartlett filed a bug report upstream and you can see their response:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=666220
Wonder if it's worthwhile asking my boss to try to reopen the bug, given
that a) he's a federal employee, and b) does have authority for what runs
in this division....

        mark, speaking only for myself, not my employer nor the US
                Federal gov't

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