[lug] Funny security hack.
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Thu Jul 31 22:15:33 MDT 2008
Carl Wagner wrote:
> That is way cool!! I can now have 2 different graphical users logged into the
> same box!
> Any idea what the ramifications of logging into the same account twice are?
None. Nobody cares whether two processes for the same user come from
the same login. They're two processes for the same user.
vi (vim anyway) will warn you that there's already a swap file. Mozilla
and friends will detect their lockfile. Apps that assume they only run
one instance but don't enforce that will do silly things (and that might
include desktop stuff and its config stuff--if you find anything write a
Since you can have multiple desktops there probably isn't any need to
login twice with the same user.
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