Re: gvfs status report

On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 23:20 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 22:12 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > ssh forwarding would work for DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS exactly as it 
> > does for DISPLAY, and would also encrypt/compress the protocol stream. 
> > The problem of course is that someone has to patch ssh.
> Yea, so this wouldn't even require the TCP/IP bits. I wonder how a
> server on the session bus would determine if a caller is remote; he
> probably wouldn't be able to since ssh would make this transparent. 
> As such, the mechanisms employed by gvfs to set up peer to peer dbus
> connections / UNIX domain sockets would have to take machine uuid's [1]
> into account and fall back to session bus communication if server and
> client machine uuid's differ.

It doesn't have to use uuids. It can just fall back to this when opening
the peer-to-peer connection fails.

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