Re: Bug#387923: ITP: bluez-gnome -- bluetooth passkey (PIN) agent for GNOME
Am Sonntag 17 September 2006 14:39 schrieb Filippo Giunchedi:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Filippo Giunchedi <email@example.com>
> * Package name : bluez-gnome
> Version : 0.4
> Upstream Author : Marcel Holtmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> * URL : http://bluez.sf.net
> * License : GPL
> Programming Lang: C
> Description : bluetooth passkey (PIN) agent for GNOME
> bluez-gnome is an applet for the GNOME environment to control for asking
> the user a passkey (also known as PIN) when a bluetooth connection is
> [a review and/or addition to the long description is welcome]
Since it does not more but being a passkey agent for bluez-3.x (older versions
cannot use it), wouldn't "bluez-passkey-gnome" be a better name?
And it's not for making a bluetooth connection, it is for the optional pairing
of two bluetooth devices.
Although it's nice to see the first passkey agent (really): does anyone know a
working one for KDE and/or X/GTK/whatever? I don't know about the
dependencies but e.g. XFCE probably rather like GTK apps without half of
Gnome, not speaking of KDE users, yet ;)
Additional question: where are the pairing credentials stored? I would prefer
a per-user storage to not allow a user access on a device only because
another user did the pairing with e.g. his personal mobile phone. Think of
reading/modifying contacts and calender data!
BTW: same question goes for network-manager that uses credentials from another
user than the one that requested the network change. With an eye on security,
this is not good.