General discussion

Locked

Disconnecting a station after inactivity

By cswearingen ·
We are a small mental heath and drug counceling facility. I have set up a Windows 95 PC set up for access to our Novell 4.11 network via Client 32 v3.20 for anywone with a valid login or the guest login.
The PC is used for access to Groupwise email, the Help Desk database and the Internet.
I would like to force the PC to disconnect from the network and require a login after a period of inactivity (say 2-5 minutes) to protect the email boxes and network shares.
Is there a way to accomplish this without affecting the staff that have PCs who might need to use this shared computer for the Internet access periodically?
I can't force all logins to disconnect as some computers should remain logged in even if the user is away (say counseling a client). This is why I want it to be related to the PC instead of the login.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

4 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Disconnecting a station after inactivity

by guy In reply to Disconnecting a station a ...

I find the most convenient way is to use a screen saver from NT Resource Kit called 'Logoff' or 'logout' you can set to kick the user off after 1-10 mins, it will even do so if the users have programs open if you wish.

Collapse -

Disconnecting a station after inactivity

by cswearingen In reply to Disconnecting a station a ...

I think this may point me in the right direction at least.

Collapse -

Disconnecting a station after inactivity

by White Wolf In reply to Disconnecting a station a ...

Assuming your Internet IP traffic is coming from a Router separate from your Novell server, then using the "watchdog inactivity timout" parameter on the Novell Server should log them off, without affecting thier Internet capability. But it will affect thier ability to get at Groupwise since that's tied into Novell. In that particular case, (you don't want them on the network drives but want them to get at groupwise after inactivity), I'd suggest you look at WinShield SecurePC from Citadel Tech(Demo avail at www.citadel.com), to lock down that pc's ability to get at the network drives & such.

Good Luck!

Collapse -

Disconnecting a station after inactivity

by cswearingen In reply to Disconnecting a station a ...
Back to Networks Forum
4 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums