Re: [RFC] Fast-user-switching plans

On Fri, 2010-06-04 at 19:24 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 23:44 +1200, Simon Geard wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 00:45 -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> > > The one benefit of user connections is that they follow you if you back
> > > up your homedir and switch machines :)  I don't think that's enough of a
> > > benefit to keep them around though.
> > 
> > Also if you periodically update your OS - e.g installing a new Ubuntu
> > release every six months. Stuff in $HOME stays - stuff in /etc doesn't.
> Yup.  Though we could mitigate that by providing usable backup/restore
> capability that dumps a bunch of keyfiles describing your connections
> into a tarball or something.

Is a user going to appreciate that, though? I.e, will they realise that
their network settings are something that needs manually backing up? Or
will they learn this out after installing an update, and finding they've
lost the VPN settings they assumed were stored safely in $HOME?

Actually, here's a thought - the login/password details for each
connection are currently stored in the user's keyring. If you were to
turn "user connections" into "system connections with ACL", how would
that piece work? If system connections are removed or their permissions
changed, are keys removed from the keyring?


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