A virtual filesystem standard

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Thu Sep 18 20:34:50 EEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 04:28, Ken Deeter wrote:
> Would it be possible to do something like pass in some kind of reference
> to an 'authentication adapter' to the vfs backend.

Seems like more or less the right idea to me. An analagous situation
we've already been looking at with D-BUS is the systemwide case; where
the system basically sends out a "we need to auth to the VPN" message or
the like, and the user's desktop is supposed to find that message and
pop up appropriate GUI.

I have a feeling this should be the same framework as the VFS auth, and
we should also address the "cache my passwords" issue in the framework.
Obviously it needs very careful design.


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