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Re: [libvirt] PATCH: Support VNC password for QEMU guests



"Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:08:56PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> This patch adds support for using the monitor interface to set the VNC
>> password
>>
>>   (qemu) change vnc password
>>   Password: ********
>>
>> A minor tricky thing is that we can't just send the command and password
>> all in one go, we must wait for the 'Password' prompt before sending the
>> password.
>>
>> When doing this I noticed that virsh dumpxml has no way to request a
>> secure XML dump (required to see the password element), nor did the
>> virsh edit command set the SECURE or INACTIVE flags when changing
>> the XML.
>>
>>  qemu_conf.c   |   45 ++++++++++++-----------
>>  qemu_driver.c |  112 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
>>  virsh.c       |   30 ++++++++++-----
>>  3 files changed, 131 insertions(+), 56 deletions(-)
...
> +    int flags = 0;
> +    int inactive = vshCommandOptBool(cmd, "inactive");
> +    int secure = vshCommandOptBool(cmd, "secure");
> +
> +    if (inactive)
> +        flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_XML_INACTIVE;
> +    if(secure)
> +        flags |= VIR_DOMAIN_XML_SECURE;

ACK.
My only reservation is that this new --secure option currently means
"also dump sensitive info" (passwords), which is sometimes
_in_secure. So how about naming it --all instead?


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