Re: Current network-password-saving feature needs improvement.


On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, ERDI Gergo wrote:

> Hi,
> While reading the Sun security report (which is great to have, btw), I had
> this idea of a low-tech, localized (i.e. it doesn't require rewriting code
> in lots of places) solution, which is to modify GConf to support
> memory-only keys. That is, a special schema flag would make GConf not save
> a key's value to disk. So when you use the first app that wants your HTTP
> proxy password (or any other password), you type it in, the app sets the
> GConf key, and gconfd remembers it so other apps can access it -- but only
> until you log out.
> Does this make any sense?

	Sounds great, until you think about the fact that gconf
regularily shuts down when idle saving its state to disk. We'd have to
save the memory-only keys too :/

Good Luck,

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