R: [gst-devel] Create a secure level

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Mon May 2 10:53:21 CEST 2005

On Mon, 2 May 2005, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller wrote:

> Hi Domenico,
> There is a plugin locking mechanism on the drawing board which to some
> degree tries to address this issue. But in the end there is no 100% safe
> solution, if someone wants to save the stream and have the will/skills
> to do it they can. The plugin locking will allow you lock a plugin to a
> specific application so that it can't be used for anything but the
> intended use with the default installation of GStreamer. Of course if
> someone replace GStreamer with a patched version, or patch X Windows, or
> patch the kernel and so on they will be able to get around this. All you
> can ever hope to do is make it a bit more cumbersome.
> Anyway if you want to know more about the planed plugin locking you can
> mail jan at fluendo.com as he is working on it and can give you some
> details about his current thoughts on the subject.
Anyone who fears not being able to save their files can rest assured
that I have both the technical skills and the will to work around any such
limitation inside GStreamer. ;)


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