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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Let user set vnc password from command line or
Daniel P. Berrange
Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Let user set vnc password from command line or file
Sun, 6 Jan 2008 16:44:42 +0000
On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 11:45:58AM +0100, Leandro Dardini wrote:
> Here is a little patch to let the user specify the vnc server password
> in the command line (yes, it is visible with the ps command) or via an
> external file (better choice). This adds two new arguments,
> -vnc-password and -vnc-password-file. The file containing the vnc
> password is in clear.
Providing a password which is clearly visible on the command line to all
users of a machine is unacceptable. This capability was *explicitly* left
out when I did the original VNC password support in QEMU.
Providing a password via a file is reasonable, but this should be made
more general than just VNC. QCow2 disks files can be encrypted and require
passwords too. So I think it'd be more useful to have a '-passwd-file file'
arg, and in that file have 1 line per (device, password) pair.
eg Assuming use of VNC, and 2 qcow encrypted disks one might have:
Perhaps 'hda' should be the more general syntax used by the -drive param
instead, or even the qcow file name...
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