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Re: [libvirt] Turning off libvirtd mdns by default



On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:29:15AM +0200, Stef Walter wrote:
> On 2012-03-27 11:17, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >Actually, it is possible to remotely connect to any libvirtd instance
> >using an SSH tunnel, which works out of the box. Only the direct,
> >non-tunnelled TLS/SASL based connections require manual setup.
> 
> Doesn't this require setting installing an ssh server on your
> machine? openssh-server doesn't seem to be installed/enabled by
> default on many (most?) distros, including Fedora.

Yes you need an SSH server.

> In addition doesn't this only work when you ssh as root to the box
> that the libvirtd instance is running on? I couldn't get this
> working with my user account and a qemu-ssh uri. I'm probably
> missing something ...

You can ssh in as non-root, but it requires some manual config
steps with policykit to allow libvirtd access first.

You can't use the qemu:///session instance remotely either.

> >>I hope that makes sense. Let me know if I've gotten something wrong.
> >>
> >>Would you accept a patch to do this? Or would you suggest that we
> >>try and do this downstream in the Fedora/RHEL packages instead?
> >
> >Our policy for Fedora / RHEL is to not change upstream behaviour, so this
> >kind of policy decision should be resolved here.
> 
> Okay, good to know.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Stef

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