Network authentication

Havoc Pennington hp at
Tue Sep 13 19:22:56 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 10:45 +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm prototyping an application which might use DBus over TCP for IPC,
> and was planning on implementing a basic subnet authentication method.  
> As I understand it this would have to be an extension of the EXTERNAL
> method, so DBusCredentials would need to be extended to support source
> address (local socket or IP address) and then
> handle_server_data_external_auth() edited to handle matching addresses.
> Does this seem reasonable or is there a better solution?

I'm not sure I really "get" what EXTERNAL is intended to mean in SASL,
nor do I know anything about subnet authentication. But what you say
sounds plausible. ;-)


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