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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Xend XML-RPC Refactoring

On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 07:46:35PM -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Ewan Mellor wrote:
> >On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 04:36:57PM -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> >
> >Turning the server on and off is just for basic sanity -- the admin gets
> >to choose which ports they want open so that they don't have to audit
> >aspects in which they aren't interested.
> >
> >Of course, a full user / permissions system for the protocol would be a
> >good idea, but like you say, it's not trivial work.  We could kick that
> >discussion off if you want, but it's going to need someone to design
> >the permissions semantics, management of users and roles, etc.  Is
> >anyone interested in starting this?
> >  
> We can do basic authentication and require root credentials as a start.  
> That's really easy to do but I'm not sure sending the root password as 
> clear text really makes things much better :-)
> Python, unfortunately, doesn't have server-side SSL bindings so basic 
> authentication over SSL is not an option without some custom OpenSSL 
> bindings.

  Hum, I could check how much "custom" is required, I remember doing
that a long time ago but I could ask around :-) if interested.


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