[Telepathy] [Bug 13273] New: Add optional access control to D-Bus tubes and streamline D-Bus tube offering

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Fri Nov 16 03:40:25 PST 2007


           Summary: Add optional access control to D-Bus tubes and
                    streamline D-Bus tube offering
           Product: Telepathy
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: medium
         Component: telepathy-spec
        AssignedTo: telepathy at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk

Stream tubes have an extensible access control mechanism[1] consisting of an
enumerated value for access control type, and a variant for optional

However, D-Bus tubes always use libdbus' default access control, which is to
accept exactly those connections that present Unix socket credentials
indicating that they're from the same Unix userid as the connection manager
itself (equivalent to Socket_Access_Control_Credentials).

For future OLPC use, we need to be able to accept connections from a userid
that is not the same as that of the connection manager; currently the OLPC
packages have a patch to accept connections from *all* userids (equivalent to

While we're adding new API for offering D-Bus tubes, we might as well have
OfferDBusTube() additionally return the same address that GetDBusTubeAddress()
would return for the new tube ID, to save a round-trip.

Suggested implementation:

OfferDBusTubeWithAccessControl ( s: service, a{sv}: parameters, u:
access_control_type, v: access_control_param ) -> u: tube_id, s: dbus_address

AcceptDBusTubeWithAccessControl ( u: tube_id, u: access_control_type, v:
access_control_param ) -> s: dbus_address

For the OLPC bit we also need a new socket access control type,
Socket_Access_Control_Unix_User, with the variant containing a UInt32 for the
user ID.

[1] extensible by the Telepathy spec, rather than by third parties

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