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Re: [Xen-users] Username Parameter in the Xen Config File

To: Stefan de Konink <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Username Parameter in the Xen Config File
From: Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 21:53:48 +0200
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On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 09:21:24PM +0200, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> Christian Horn schreef:
> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 04:11:47PM +0200, Omer Khalid wrote:
> >> We have X number of users for our test bed, and for the moment we have kept
> >> their SSH keys in the /root/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the images. Now we
> >> would like to restrict access to the user who deployed the virtual machine.
> >> I am wondering if it's possible to pass some kind of shell script or 
> >> another
> >> username parameter in the xen configuration file to execute when the image
> >> boots up.
> > 
> > Sounds like a job for xen-shell: 
> > http://www.xen-tools.org/software/xen-shell/
> That idea is nice, but isn't it strange Xen has no native support for
> this. So a form of limits per allowed user?

Maybe what you want could be done by adding the parameter 'extra' with some
value to your usual call of 'xm create <xen-config>'.
That could later get evaluated by a bootscript in the domU, the 'value' from
above will come up in /proc/cmdline there.


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