[PATCH] Multi-Protocol IO-Slave

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Jan 13 10:54:24 GMT 2008

On Sunday 13 January 2008, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Sonntag 13 Januar 2008 schrieb Ingo Klöcker:
> > A much better solution for this would be using a
> > desktop-independent password caching service. But then again why
> > should the gnomes use a great tool like KWallet instead of
> > reinventing their own solution. Apropos, KWallet. I'm surprised
> > that kio_smb does not seem to support KWallet(?). Otherwise, it
> > wouldn't matter whether you are running it in KDE or GNOME.
> kio_smb gets the passwords from kio and that is using kwallet. But
> that doesn't stop from nautilus from not using kwallet to store the
> passwords.
> And caching passwords is not the same as storing passwords in a
> wallet - I hope that much is clear. The use case is browsing a
> password protected share with nautilus and then clicking on a .iso to
> burn it with k3b.

Okay, maybe KWallet is not exactly what is needed. OTOH, if a password 
is stored in KWallet then there's no need to cache it in another 
process and in fact it should not be cached.

Anyway, still the ideal solution would be a centralized 
desktop-independent minimal (and thus proven secure) service for 
password caching similar to ssh-agent and gpg-agent.

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