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Date:      Fri, 5 May 1995 17:51:11 -0600
From:      Nate Williams <nate@trout.sri.MT.net>
To:        kelly@fsl.noaa.gov (Sean Kelly)
Cc:        markh@stack.urc.tue.nl, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: turning off ctrlaltdel
Message-ID:  <199505052351.RAA20230@trout.sri.MT.net>
In-Reply-To: kelly@fsl.noaa.gov (Sean Kelly) "Re: turning off ctrlaltdel" (May  5,  7:42pm)

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> Easiest, but not necessarily the cleanest.  I might want to install
> FreeBSD systems in a public user area (yes, this debate again) and
> allow users to modify the keymap to their liking, via ~/.login, for
> instance.  I'd want to disable assigning `boot' to any of the
> keys, though.
> 
>     Nate> or else modify the kernel to ignore that keystroke.
> 
> Not the keystroke, just the action that goes with it.  Of course,
> modifying the kernel to do this still doesn't ring true.  Kernel
> config sounds nicer, though.

They are *way* too many configuration options as it is.  If you *really*
want to make sure nothing happens, modify init to ignore the signal and
no matter what it will get ignored.

If you want to make it clean AND configurable, make init read a file to
determine if it's supposed to ignore the signal.



Nate



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