[patch] Auth method for console users

Kay Sievers kay.sievers at vrfy.org
Mon Sep 27 14:02:31 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 09:23 -0400, Colin Walters wrote: 
> On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 14:38 +0200, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > How about exposing the _dbus_user_at_console in dbus-sysdeps.h as 
> > 
> >  dbus_bus_is_at_console (DBusConnection *connection,
> >                          const char *service_name,
> >                          DBusError *error);
> I think the issue here is that not all platforms have the idea of a
> "console user".  In fact I'm not sure anything besides basically 
> pure Red Hat/Fedora clones have it.  For example, to my knowledge SuSE
> doesn't, nor does Debian.

Seems right, I can't find /var/run/console/ on any other system. That
means _dbus_user_at_console() will always fail on other systems than RH.

What about renaming it to _dbus_user_local_user() and search the logins
with getutent(). If host = "", it should be a local user :)
Sure, it's not nice, but may work on much more systems.

We do a similar hack in udev, look for: 
  set_to_local_user(char *user) in


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