Re: [RFC] Fast-user-switching plans

Daniel Gnoutcheff wrote:
> I've been spending some time thinking about how to get N-M to work with
> fast-user-switching. Here are some possible solutions that I have heard of or
> thought of, presented for review.
> [...]
> Well, once again, thanks for reading all that! Comments, corrections, better
> ideas?

5. (or rather 2b?) Get rid of the user settings concept

I always found that concept weird and the wrong way around. Those
network connections are not private to some user anyways. So always
have all network connection settings system global (ie in /etc). You
don't need to store an owner of a connection at all, owner is always
root. Use polkit to determine whether a user trying to edit,
start/stop network connections etc is allowed to do so. Credentials
such as passwords or client certificates could still be requested
from the frontend (ie the user that tries to start a connection) if
storing them in plain text globally isn't desired.


 (o_   Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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