D-Bus and Bonjour service discovery
jamiemcc at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Nov 22 15:24:11 PST 2006
Havoc Pennington wrote:
> The system bus never listens on TCP, to avoid a whole pile of security
> exposure that would introduce.
> I'm not sure why you would want to talk to apps on a remote machine
> through a system bus instead of directly to the app?
It would make life a lot easier for me if a bus of some sort could be
used externally. At some point I would like to do network searching
using tracker (which currently only uses the session bus) but it would
be quite mucky having to reimplement our dbus interfaces using a
DBusServer in P2P mode just to make it network transparent.
Im sure there's a whole load of groupware style desktop apps that would
benefit from being able to use a simpler bus for machine to machine
comms too without worrying about port addresses or having to use lower
Rather than use the system bus, would it not be better to have an
additional "external bus", which can be run as non-root?
Mr Jamie McCracken
More information about the dbus