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[Xen-devel] [PATCH][Take 2] VNC authentification


This is take 2 on VNC authentification.

The specification is as mentioned at
The difference is follows.
- correction that passes information through xenstore.
- after information is read, qemu deletes information on xenstore.

Signed-off-by: Masami Watanabe <masami.watanabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Best regards,

On Tue, 26 Sep 2006 19:23:47 +0100, Ian Pratt wrote:
> > Thanks all point about security, I'll do as follows.
> > I thought that the point was the following two. 
> > 
> > 
> > 1. Storage place of encrypted password
> >   Should I store it in /etc/xen/passwd ?
> >     Or, should I wait for DB of Xen that will be released in 
> > the future?
> The xend life cycle management patches were posted by Alistair a couple
> of months back. They'll go in early in the 3.0.4 cycle.
> >   In the latter case, the release time and information, I want you to
> >   teach it.
> >   Now, I think we have no choice but to use /etc/xen/passwd.
> In the mean time, I'd just out them in the domain config file and change
> the default permissions and ownership.
> > 2. Method of Xen VNC Server receiving stored password
> >   By way of xenstore. However, it is necessary to consider 
> > xenstore-ls.
> It can be passed transiently (i.e. it gets deleted from the store by
> qemu-dm)
> You need to be root to run xenstore-ls so I'm comfortable with this.
> Ian
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