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Re: [libvirt] RFC: virt-console



On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 07:26:44PM +0100, John Levon wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 07:14:04PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 
> > > >   okay, I wasn't sure it was the plan and I was asking. As Dan pointed 
> > > > out it's the right approach, okay, I'm just surprized.
> > > 
> > > To be clear, we'd love to see a remote console implementation happen,
> > > it's just not a priority for us right now.
> > 
> > Newer QEMU also supports the 'telnet' protocol, so we might be better off
> > just telling people to use a telnet client, and keep this for local only
> > PTY based console access.
> 
> Indeed, this is what we're doing for debugging purposes, and it already
> works (for HVM only). But of course it's not secure yet, so it's really
> no better than just sshing to run virsh console locally.

I've no idea just how much work it'd be, but IIRC there is a telnet extension
to layer in Kerberos for both auth & session encryption. Might be something
to think about in the future, since it'd allow secure console access without
having to give out a shell account on the host machine

Daniel
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