Proposing to host system-auth-agent in fdo

Martin Waitz tali at
Wed Oct 13 21:23:58 EEST 2004

hi :)

you shouldn't base authorization on the program that is asking but
on the operation that it tries to execute.

Remember: it's the currently logged in user that is allowed to
configure the network card, not some magic binary.
So the better solution is to move the desired functunality into
a root daemon and just send requests to it via dbus/whatever.
The daemon can then check the request for validity and perform
the action.

That way it is not possible to execute arbitrary programs as root.

Just have a look at NetworkManager.

Martin Waitz
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