persistent property store - first try

Joe Shaw joeshaw at
Mon Jun 14 09:18:15 PDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 23:37 +0200, David Zeuthen wrote:
> Yikes, I just checked and D-BUS doesn't export who the remote user is..
> Hmm; I wonder if we can get this into D-BUS; maybe just the process id
> of the remote application then we can do a number of things.

Someone else brought this up recently on the dbus list, but I don't
think anyone actually hacked it in.  It'd definitely be accepted if
someone does it, though.

> I'm not sure they got serial numbers, no. In fact I think the existing
> properties (such as vendor, model) change dependent on the connection
> type, but I'm not sure as I yet have to get my external HDD enclosure to
> work with Firewire on Linux 2.6; it works great with USB2 though. It
> also works great with Firewire on both WinXP and Mac OS X.

There's no simple mapping between the firewire specifiers and USB
product and vendor IDs, so I don't think it's a reliable method.


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