Ticket #830 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

bugme should run on kiosk session

Reported by: geofft Owned by: lfaraone
Priority: high Milestone: Precise Release
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


I saw some middle school kid playing flash games for well over 10 minutes in the building 11 quickstation today.

Possibly bugme here should actualy be fatal, since you basically have no state on a kiosk session.


trac_830.diff Download (2.0 KB) - added by lfaraone 10 years ago.

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

This is the second report we've had of kiosk mode being abused, and I suspect there's a lot that goes unreported, so I'd be in favor of this. I'd argue that timeout can even be 5 minutes or so.

Someone remind me what the outcome was of only whitelisting specific URLs? That the extension didn't work reliably, or what? I'd also be ok with a whitelist (possibly one that was updated out of AFS at the beginning of each kiosk session).

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by geofft

  • Owner set to lfaraone
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Changed 10 years ago by lfaraone

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by lfaraone

Attached is a patch which terminates sessions after 1.5× the "time limit" (currently 10 minutes).

This only occurs on quickstations; non-quickstations will not run bugme.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from assigned to committed
  • Milestone changed from The Distant Future to Precise Release

Committed in r25525-r25527. Holding off on building for now.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

I wonder if we want a "logout" button somewhere prominent, in case you screw yourself by minimzing Firefox and don't know metacity keybindings.

Bonus points if someone wants to port xlogout to Gtk+.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to development

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to proposed

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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