question on <auth> and .dbus_keyrings
thiago.macieira at trolltech.com
Tue Jun 27 01:12:07 PDT 2006
Waldo Bastian wrote:
>I think it
>also make sense to keep the current code as is and update the comment,
> since it doesn't seem to have bitten anyone so far that root can't
> connect to the session bus.
Technically, it has bitten me when porting kdesu. I had simply to remove
the feature that allowed a differently-privileged program to connect to
the calling user's session bus (DCOP server, in the case).
However, changing the code to match the comment won't help in all cases,
since kdesu can be used to run programs with a non-root privilege as
What would be interesting to me would be to be able to tell the session
bus server to accept connections given a certain cookie that I would set
in the DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS variable. kdesu would be responsible for
retiring the cookie when no longer needed, or for pinging the server to
make sure it doesn't expire.
Thiago José Macieira - thiago.macieira AT trolltech.com
Trolltech ASA - Sandakerveien 116, NO-0402 Oslo, Norway
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