Fwd: [PATCH] kdelibs/kio/kio/netaccess.cpp

Tim Jansen tim at tjansen.de
Tue Mar 18 21:42:57 GMT 2003

On Tuesday 18 March 2003 20:40, David Faure wrote:
> Does it make sense to have this in NetAccess?

Yes, it allows an easy way to execute commands and scripts on a remote system 
with various uses (like restarting daemons for system administration, or 
starting a remote x11 application on a local display). It also makes sense to 
integrate it with KIO's file system capabilities because this allows things 
like modifying a configuration file and then restarting the server, or to 
install a startup script and execute it. Otherwise a second authentication 
would be needed.

> Especially the questions could be:
> 1) how do we want to present this functionality to the user? 

This should be left to the application developer. Existing application like 
Konqueror should not use it.

> Security implications? 

As long as existing applications can not be tricked into using it (executing 
an application by clicking a link in konqueror...) there is no problem. 
For fish you need a ssh account, and you can no do anything that wouldn't be 
possible with that account anyway. The fish kio slave itself logs in, 
installs a script and executes it. The patch makes this capability available 
to the developer.

> 2) will other protocols than fish:// ever be able to support this?

At least not the existing ones. 


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