[vbox-dev] [PATCH] VirtualBox docs for VDE fix

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 02:40:32 PST 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Renzo Davoli <renzo at cs.unibo.it> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:38:15AM +0100, Klaus Espenlaub wrote:
>> Hi Alexey,
>> the proposed docs patch isn't acceptable. It means drilling an
>> unnecessary big hole into the access rights system. Don't assume that
>> you're the only user on the system. If we document things this way
>> people will report security issues in the manual.
>> Solutions which use groups or other approaches are welcome...
> I don't know if it helps:
> vde_switch permits access mode and group to be defined in its command
> line (without the need of a chmod).
> e.g.
> vde_switch -s /tmp/switch1 -mod 0770 -group mygroup

Since VDE lacks a default group, it sounds reasonable to use
"vboxusers" group for VDE purposes in VirtualBox.

-or- just mention the need for "rwx" permissions in our docs.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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