super user mode filemanager

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at
Thu Mar 6 17:20:12 GMT 2003

On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 02:19:40PM +0100, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> On Thursday 06 March 2003 10:10, Alexander Kellett wrote:
> > hiya all,
> > 
> > just noticed in the kmenu that you can 
> > open a root started filemanager. not
> > only is this slow due to the need to 
> > start up a thousand and one things as 
> > root, but also, its imo a really ugly 
> > way of doing it.
> > 
> > so, 
> > how about a fish:/root at localhost instead?
> > 
> > requires a pretty good security check of
> > fish though at a guess.
> Hmm, I've never liked the idea of [fish/ssh]ing to localhost; doesn't that 
> feel hackish to anyone else?
it does - for the ssh part. fish is just "file access over sh", so i see
no problem.

> Would it be possible to create a lighter su:/ IO slave for this purpose?  
that's not really sensible, as the core protocol would be the same. only
the "tunnel establishing" would differ ...

> (Even if this was really just fish behind the scenes this would look nicer.)
... therefore it's better to hard-wire a "shortcut" for localhost into
the fish slave, i think.

> There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and 
> those who don't.
hehe, good one. :)


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