SignOffTM is a "system access control
program" designed to prevent unauthorized access to your computer. Unlike
Windows screen savers, SignOffTM's state is
designed to survive a reboot of the computer: Once you've signed off, no one
can get to your files without proper access.
This program is currently under development. Watch this site for release
The following other functions are available when
SignOffTM is running:
- Visitors can leave a message on the computer. The system records their
name, and the date and time of the message, and displays a prompt on the
screen indicating message(s) are waiting.
- Record a note - leave a message for yourself. Notes are not counted as
messages on the "mail" flag so you're the only person who knows they are
there. Notes are also stored in a different directory from messages, and
are reviewed by a different command.
- Show notes - used to gain access to the notes you've recorded. The
password is the same as the one you use for DOS signon, or to show mail.
- Set an alarm. You can choose the time and alarm sound.
- Turn the alarm off.
- Standby - currently only removes the flashing lights from the screen.
More functions are planned for the future, including an amazing giant clock
- Sign on to DOS. Enter your password when you have entered this command
to gain access to your computer's DOS functions. The password is not
echoed to the screen, and any wrong ones will be ignored.
- Toggle the chime control. You will be prompted with the current state
of the switch, and asked if you want to change it. Press the 'Y' key if
you do, anything else will leave it the way it is.
- Turn chimes on directly, if they are off. If they are already on, no
change will take place.
- Turn chimes off directly, if they are on.
- Showmail - This is the function you'll use to read the messages that
have been left for you. Use the same password to show your mail as you
would use to sign on to DOS.
- Showmail, with a forced search for messages that have already been read
(but not saved or deleted). This is the only way to reread your mail
unless a new message has been recorded and the "You have a message" flag is
displayed on the screen.
- Set the system date.
- Set the system time.
- Display SignOffTM's version and license
- Display the copyright notices of the libraries used to build
- Display the status of the memory allocation system.
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