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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 <filippo@debian.org>
> * Package name    : bluez-gnome
>   Version         : 0.4
>   Upstream Author : Marcel Holtmann <marcel@holtmann.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
> made.
> [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.


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