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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC][PATCH] Secure XML-RPC for Xend

On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 09:34:35AM +0100, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> > 1) Python moans about tempnam().  I don't think there's a better solution
> >    though.
> I don't like the dependency on directly calling ssh multiplexing,
> as it requires a relatively modern OpenSSH (>3.9) and the above
> race condition is introduced.  A newer feature in OpenSSH is to let
> the ControlPath consist of "%h,%p,%r" wildcards which fill in the
> host/user/port being connected to in a socket pathname, which solves
> that particular race.
> Why not just do the SSH every time, and let the user either set up
> connection multiplexing or ssh agent in their local environment
> instead? 

   SSH authentication is really expensive especially when you compare to
other cost in the XML-RPC. I would really like some persistency
of the connection if possible, especially for operations like monitoring,
it's okay to reopen from time to time, but without reuse it would just not


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