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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] warning when not running "xm" as root

  • To: "aq" <aquynh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 09:08:29 +0100
  • Cc: xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 18 May 2005 08:08:01 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AcVbfVYqnHPcM8MmSjO8JZQak2I7GwAAfaDA
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] warning when not running "xm" as root

> > Thanks. I'd appreciate it if you could knock up a patch 
> that enables 
> > the user/group of the unix domain socket used for xm-xend 
> > communication to be set in xend-config.sxp, defaulting to 
> root/root. 
> > It would be great if you could update the error message accordingly.
> you meant you want user to be able to reconfigure it incase 
> he wishes to run xm under unprivileged user/group?

Yep, that's the idea. 
It's also been suggested that some 'safe' operations like 'xm list'
could optionaly be allowed for any user. Given that the socket needs rw
access, I'm not sure how we could do this without implementing the
permission checking within xend rather than relying on the OS. Perhaps
phase 2...
> ok, i will take a look to see what can be done.


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