ljuwaida at fedoraproject.org
Mon Jan 14 06:13:41 UTC 2008
On Jan 14, 2008 9:30 AM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 12:53 AM, Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro> wrote:
> > > When you'll install a new system, you'll get a unique (smolt-system)
> > > id-number; maybe it is possible that that id-nummer is the "code"
> shown at
> > > your dsktop?!
> > >
> > > So everybody has his "own unique" Desktop wallpaper/theme and also
> > > with the changing color as in F8???
> > Wow! That would be indeed cool, to have your own code somewhere (it may
> > be even a bar code).
> This is NOT a good idea. The whole point of the smolt ids are that
> they are suppose to be somewhat anonymous. If the id numbers are
> encoded into the desktop, by default, without people's knowledge, then
> people doing screencasts using the default desktops are essentially
> leaking smolt id information without their express knowledge.
> You want to use another random algorithm based on system entropy to
> produce uniqueness..fine... but don't use the smolt id as the basis of
> the uniquness for the desktop image generation in any way please.
> Considering the choices made concerning how smolt operates I would
> have a real hard time support seeing any such smolt id based graphics
> generation being shipped in fedora. It's not self-consistent with the
> effort put into smolt to get the id's anonymous.
What do you suggest?
> -jef"Hey instead of the smolt id, for US citizens lets encoded the
> social security number into the desktop image"spaleta
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