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Bug 90220 - No way to tell which system its running on
No way to tell which system its running on
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Reported: 2003-05-05 12:42 EDT by Edward J. Huff
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-22 09:46:17 EDT
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Description Edward J. Huff 2003-05-05 12:42:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I ssh to another system and start redhat-config-users
over the ssh X tunnel, there is no way (except if I know
certain users exist on one system and not another) to 
tell which system the window comes from.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.ducks# /usr/bin/redhat-config-users &
2.ducks# ssh root@desk
3.desk# /usr/bin/redhat-config-users

Actual Results:  I get two user configuration windows, and no way to
tell which is which.

Expected Results:  The window title (or at least a menu item) should give hostname.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-05-22 09:46:17 EDT
I understand your point, but doesn't this same problem exist with pretty much
every application that you might run over an ssh tunnel?  I know I've gotten
confused in the past when I had two copies of an app running...one was local and
one was remote and it was pretty much impossible to tell the difference.  

So yes, I could change redhat-config-users, but that only fixes one app out of
hundreds.  In general, I'm reluctant to make those kinds of changes to one app
when the actual problem is a much larger issue.  I think the most feasible
answer is for the user to be careful when are running an application through an
ssh tunnel.

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