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Re: [Qemu-devel] PATCH 7/8: command line args for x509 cert paths

From: Daniel P. Berrange
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] PATCH 7/8: command line args for x509 cert paths
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 17:31:13 +0100
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On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 08:54:09PM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >This final code patch adds 4 new command line arguments to QEMU to allow 
> >the
> >certificate files to be specified. The '-x509cacert', '-x509cert' and 
> >'-x509key'
> >parameters are mandatory if the 'x509' or 'x509verify' flags are used when
> >setting up the VNC server. If the certificates are not provided, all client
> >authentication attempts will be rejected.
> >  
> It concerns me a little to add 4 new command line options.  Perhaps just 
> supply a directory and hard code the names of each file?  Then it could 
> even be specified as -vnc 
> [proto]:<proto-arg>[,tls[,x509[:/path/to/x509/certs]]]  with a 
> reasonable default provided.

Including it as part of the main vnc arg would be nice as it'd let the admin
set/change it from the monitor too. Merely specifying a directory would be
fine with me - its trivial to symlink files if the admin wants to store them
in some other way.

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