[DBUS]dbus_bus_start_service_by_name problem

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Thu Jul 7 07:14:28 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 15:15 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> You can but the application will be started up as whatever user the
> daemon is running in which is most likely not what you want.  What needs
> to happen is there needs to be a separate daemon that runs as root that
> does the system activation.  Of course much thought has to go into how
> to do this securely.  It is probably not the best idea in the world to
> point both service directories to the same location.

Heh, that's an understatement ;-)

Not sure system activation has to be a running daemon, it could also be
a suid thing conceivably.

Either way we're talking about the equivalent of xinetd, which may be
useful in thinking about the security properties of the thing.


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