[ANNOUNCE] D-Bus 1.0 RC 2 (0.94) released

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Oct 15 07:52:15 PDT 2006

David Zeuthen wrote:
>On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 18:29 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
>> I wonder which distribution will be the first one to accidentally get
>> the machine uuid file in the file list of the package and thus have
>> the same id for all machines running that os ...
>Suppose this happens (and it will), what things will it break and how?
>Any security implications?

It means the X11 selection atom will be the same for all running 
instances. If any machine 1 tries to auto-start the D-Bus daemon and find 
machine's 2 X11 atom, the program will fail to start the bus.

>What happens if the uuid file is not there?

Each time the bus auto-start is attempted, a new dbus-daemon is spawned. 
So what happens is that there are as many session busses running as there 
are programs trying to access them. And they don't talk to each other.

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